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The Religious Affiliation of Seismologist, Political Candidate
Yash Aggarwal

Yash Aggarwal was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 20th District in 1996.

From: "Congressional Races - New York District 20", in "All Politics" section of CNN.com website (http://cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/candidates/election.guide/text/NY20.shtml; viewed 1 December 2005):

Yash Aggarwal (D)
District 20 (Rockland; parts of Westchester, Orange and Sullivan counties)
BORN: Aug. 12, 1940, Nanuki, Kenya
EDUCATION: U of Strasbourg (France), B.S., 1966, M.S., 1970; Columbia U, Ph.D., 1975
FAMILY: Wife, Hemangini; two children
OCCUPATION: Financial consultant; research scientist

A political novice, Aggarwal has a doctorate in seismology and was one of the first people to predict an earthquake using scientific methods. But in 1995 he organized the nonpartisan Citizens Congress, which created a plan to balance the federal budget in seven years without debilitating cuts in any federal programs. Now he's predicting a political temblor.

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