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John Francis DOCKWEILER

(1895-1943)

DOCKWEILER, John Francis, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles September 19, 1895; attended parochial schools; was graduated from Loyola College, Los Angeles in 1918 and from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1921; attended the law department of Harvard University; was admitted to the bar September 6, 1921, and commenced practice in Los Angeles in 1922; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); was not a candidate for renomination in the primaries in 1938, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination as Governor; in the general election was an unsuccessful Independent candidate for reelection to the Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; district attorney of Los Angeles County 1940-1943; died in Los Angeles, Calif., January 31, 1943; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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