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Clair Walter BURGENER

(1921-2006)

BURGENER, Clair Walter, a Representative from California; born in Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, December 5, 1921; attended the public schools in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from California State University, San Diego, 1950; United States Army Air Corps, 1943-1946 and 1951; president, Clair W. Burgener Co., realtors, San Diego, Calif.; elected councilman, city of San Diego, Calif., 1953-1957; vice mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1955-1956; member of the California state assemblyman, 1962-1966; member of the California state senator, 1967-1972; president, California Association for Retarded Children, 1959-1961; vice president, National Association for Retarded Children, 1961-1962; vice chairman, President’s Committee on Mental Retardation, 1970-1973; delegate to Republican National Conventions, 1960, 1964; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982; member, board of directors, Board for International Broadcasting, 1983-1988; president, California State Personnel Board, 1983-1993; died on September 9, 2006, in Encinitas, Calif.

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

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