Atkinson pictured during his first term in Congress, c. 1979
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 25th district
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Gary A. Myers|
|Succeeded by||District eliminated|
Eugene Vincent Atkinson
April 5, 1927
|Died||August 4, 2016 (aged 89)|
|Political party||Republican (from 1981)|
Democratic (until 1981)
Atkinson was born in the Pittsburgh Metro Area city of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. Atkinson was the director of customs for the port of Pittsburgh from 1962 to 1969. Atkinson then served as the Beaver County commissioner from 1972 to 1978. Atkinson was elected to the House as a member of the Democratic Party.
Atkinson died on August 4, 2016 at the age of 89.
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- "ATKINSON, Eugene Vincent - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. United States Congress. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
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- Barone, Michael; and Ujifusa, Grant. The Almanac of American Politics 1988', p. 1019. National Journal, 1987.
- Davidson, Tom (August 5, 2016). "Eugene V. Atkinson, former congressman and Beaver County commissioner, dead at 89". Beaver County Times.
- United States Congress. "Eugene Atkinson (id: A000329)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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Gary A. Myers
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