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John J. “Jack Brady Jr. – Obituary

John J. "Jack" Brady Jr., 76, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who was chief of staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs under three chairmen from 1976 to 1994, died of complications from surgery for an aortic aneurysm March 26 at Arlington Hospital.

As chief of staff, he was principal adviser to committee chairmen Dante B. Fascell (D-Fla.), Clement J. Zablocki (D-Wis.) and Thomas E. "Doc" Morgan (D-Pa.).

Col. Brady also was an expert in intelligence matters, taking part in study missions relating to international narcotics trafficking and co-authoring such reports as "The World Heroin Problem" and "The World Narcotics Problem: The Latin American Perspective."

He received a battlefield commission in World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. His military decorations included the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Upon his military retirement, he became a staff consultant on the House subcommittee on Europe.

He was born in Connellsville, Pa. He graduated from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., and received a master's degree in international relations from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate in international relations from the London School of Economics. His wife, Bonnie J. Pegg, died in 1987.

Survivors include a son, John J. Brady III of Annandale; and four sisters, Susan Brady of Annapolis, Barbara Ozag of Frederick and Helene Riley and Ann Riley, both of Connellsville.

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