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Jeffery COHELAN

(1914-1999)

COHELAN, Jeffery, a Representative from California; born in San Francisco, Calif., June 24, 1914; attended the public schools and San Mateo Junior College; University of California School of Economics, A.B.; Fulbright research scholar at Leeds and Oxford Universities in England in 1953 and 1954; secretary-treasurer Milk Drivers and Dairy Employees, Local 302, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties from 1942 until elected to Congress; consultant, University of California Institute of Industrial Relations; member of Berkeley Welfare Commission 1949-1953, and the Berkeley City Council 1955-1958; former member of San Francisco Council on Foreign Relations; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1971); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; executive director, Group Health Association of America to 1979; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on February 15, 1999.

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

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