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Delwin Morgan CLAWSON

(1914-1992)

CLAWSON, Delwin Morgan, a Representative from California; born in Thatcher, Graham County, Ariz., January 11, 1914; attended the public schools of Pima and Safford, Ariz.; attended Gila College, Thatcher, Ariz., in 1933 and 1934; various employment, 1934-1940; interviewer with the United States Employment Service, 1941; with the Federal Public Housing Authority in Arizona and California, 1942-1947; manager of the Mutual Housing Association of Compton, Calif., 1947-1963; member of the city council of Compton, 1953-1957; mayor of Compton, 1957-1961 and reelected in 1961 for another four-year term; director of three Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts 1957-1963; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Clyde Doyle, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (June 11, 1963-December 31, 1978); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; was a resident of Downey, Calif., until his death there on May 5, 1992.

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

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