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John Zuinglius ANDERSON


ANDERSON, John Zuinglius, a Representative from California; born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 22, 1904; moved with his parents to Santa Cruz, Calif., the same year, and to San Jose, Calif., in 1913, attended the public schools; was graduated from San Jose High School in 1923; moved to San Juan Bautista, San Benito County, Calif., in 1925 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and fruit growing; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; member of board of directors of Bank of America; president of California Canning Pear Association and Pacific States Canning Pear Association; with Department of Agriculture in 1954 and 1955; administrative assistant to President Eisenhower from December 15, 1956, to January 20, 1961; member of staff of Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House of Representatives until June 30, 1962; retired; resided in Hollister, Calif., where he died February 9, 1981; cremated; ashes scattered at the top of Sonora Pass, Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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