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Patrick Jerome HILLINGS

(1923-1994)

HILLINGS, Patrick Jerome, a Representative from California; born in Hobart Mills, Nevada County, Calif., February 19, 1923; attended public schools; attended the University of Southern California until March 1943; served as a sergeant in the Signal Corps Intelligence Service from March 1943 to February 1946 with service in the South Pacific; returned to the University of Southern California and received a B.A. in 1947 and J.D. in 1949; was admitted to the bar in 1949 and commenced the practice of law in Arcadia, Calif.; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1952, 1956, 1960, and 1964; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958, but was an unsuccessful candidate for attorney general of California; resumed the practice of law in Los Angeles; chairman of the Republican central committee of Los Angeles County 1960-1961; directed the presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan in Florida, 1979-1980; was a resident of Los Angeles until his death in Palm Desert, Calif., on July 20, 1994.

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

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