Raymond J. McGrath
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 5th district
January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1993
|John W. Wydler|
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the 19th district
January 1, 1977 - December 31, 1980
|John S. Thorp Jr.|
Raymond Joseph McGrath
March 27, 1942
Valley Stream, New York
|Alma mater||State University of New York at Brockport|
New York University
McGrath was born in Valley Stream, New York. He graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport in 1963 and received an M.A. from New York University in 1968. Then he taught biology. From 1965 to 1971, he also served as Commissioner of the Hempstead Parks and Recreation Bureau.
He was elected as a Republican to the 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th, 101st and 102nd United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1981, to January 3, 1993. Afterwards he became the president of the Beer Institute.
He is currently President of the Downey McGrath Group Inc. in Washington, D.C.