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Allan Oakley HUNTER

(1916-1995)

HUNTER, Allan Oakley, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Calif., June 15, 1916; attended the public schools of Fresno, Calif.; was graduated from Fresno State College in 1937 and from the law school of the University of California in 1940; was admitted to the bar in 1940; special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation 1940-1944; served in the United States Naval Reserve, assigned to the Office of Strategic Services in England and Germany with a special counter-intelligence unit attached to the Sixth Army Group 1944-1946; commenced the practice of law in Fresno, Calif., in 1946; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and Eighty-third Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; general counsel with Housing and Home Finance Agency, Washington, D.C., from January 1955 to July 1957, when he resigned to return to the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1952 and 1960; chairman, California State commission of housing and community development, 1966-1969; collaborated in development and operation of Rossmor Leisure World Communities, 1960-1970; president and chairman, Federal National Mortgage Association 1970-1981; died May 2, 1995.

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

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