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Edgar Willard HIESTAND

(1888-1970)

HIESTAND, Edgar Willard, a Representative from California; born in Chicago, Ill., December 3, 1888; attended the public schools; was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1910; during the First World War served as a civilian executive with Committee on Education and Special Training, War Plans Division, Army General Staff, in 1917 and 1918; member and president of board of education, San Marino, Calif.; engaged in merchandising business, 1912-1931; executive of a large mail-order house 1931-1949; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; remained active in the John Birch Society and Republican politics until his death in Pasadena, Calif., August 19, 1970; remains cremated; ashes inurned at San Gabriel Valley Cemetery, San Gabriel, Calif.

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

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