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John Joseph McFALL

(1918-2006)

McFALL, John Joseph, a Representative from California; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., February 20, 1918; attended the public schools of Manteca, Calif., and graduated from Modesto (Calif.) Junior College in 1936, from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1938, and the law school of the same university in 1941; admitted to the bar in 1941 and employed as an attorney in Oakland, Calif., in 1941 and 1942; served as staff sergeant in Security Intelligence Corps, 1942-1946; engaged in the practice of law in Manteca, Calif., in 1946; city councilman and mayor of Manteca, 1948-1951; member of California assembly, 1951-1956; delegate to all State Democratic conventions, 1948-1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1957, until his resignation December 31, 1978; majority whip (Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; died on March 7, 2006, in Alexandria, Va.

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

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