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Robert Likens CONDON

(1912-1976)

CONDON, Robert Likens, a Representative from California; born in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., November 10, 1912; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1934 and from the law college of the same university in 1938; editor in chief of the California Law Review in 1938; admitted to the California bar in 1938; attorney for National Labor Relations Board 1938-1942; with the Office of Price Administration in 1942 as chief enforcement attorney for northern California and later as regional investigator for five Western States; entered the United States Army as a private in December 1942; served overseas in the European Theater with Company G, Three Hundred and Tenth Infantry Regiment, Seventy-eighth Division, in France, Belgium, and Germany; discharged in February 1946 as a staff sergeant; decorated with two battle stars and the Silver Star; engaged in private practice of law in 1946 in Martinez, Calif.; member of California State assembly 1948-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third Congress (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; resumed law practice in Martinez, Calif.; died in Walnut Creek, Calif., June 3, 1976; cremated; ashes scattered at sea, three miles beyond the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Calif.

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

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