Like most rural Congressmen, I had no ethnic constituencies who lobbied me on their foreign interests.
Biography Born in a displaced persons camp in Eschwege, Allied-occupied Germany, Gejdenson was the child of a Belarusian father and Lithuanian mother. Gejdenson grew up in Bozrah, Connecticut on a dairy farm.
He attended Mitchell College for two years and finished his studies at the University of Connecticut. From tohe worked for the FIA Company.
He was elected as a Democrat to the Connecticut House of Representatives that same year and served two terms. He then worked as the president of the Montessori School in Norwich, Connecticut. During his tenure, there was strong disagreement whether or not Gejdenson was a strong advocate for the submarine manufacturing base located in his congressional district.
Twice Gejdenson was offered a seat on the Armed Services Committee, but declined it. Gejdenson's supporters claimed the congressman didn't need to be on the committee to be effective. Gejdenson focused his subcommittee's work on promoting American exports and streamlining export controls to facilitate high-tech exports.
InGejdenson became the Ranking Democratic Member of the full International Relations Committee, where he was a key player in writing legislation cracking down on international human trafficking and to authorize the activities of State Department. During his tenure, Gejdenson had a number of very close campaigns for re-election.
Inas the Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives, a Gejdenson-Munster rematch produced only a vote victory for Gejdenson.
Three major issues may have caused this defeat. Inhe had prominently written a counter-letter urging President Clinton to continue his peacemaking.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which had circulated a letter among Congressman to oppose putting any pressure on Israel, opposed his re-election despite the fact that he was Jewish.
It was alleged that Gejdenson had moved out of the district. It was also alleged by author Jeffrey Benedict that Gejdenson had been an advocate of letting the Pequot Indians build the Foxwoods Casino.
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He endorsed Joe Courtney in the election for the seat he once held, in which Courtney defeated Simmons in an extremely close race.
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