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John Richard DELLENBACK

(1918-2002)

DELLENBACK, John Richard, a Representative from Oregon; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 6, 1918; B.S., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1940; attended Northwestern University School of Speech, Evanston, Ill., 1946 and 1949; J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1949; United States Navy, 1942-1946; United States Naval Reserve; lawyer, private practice; faculty, Oregon State College, 1949-1951; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1964, 1968, and 1972; member of the Oregon state legislature, 1960-1966; vice chairman of Judicial Council of Oregon; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; associate director, United States Peace Corps, 1975-1977; president, Christian College Coalition, 1977-1988; died on December 7, 2002, in Medford, Oreg.

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

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