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George Elmer OUTLAND

(1906-1981)

OUTLAND, George Elmer, a Representative from California; born in Santa Paula, Ventura County, Calif., October 8, 1906; attended the public schools; Whittier (Calif.) College, A.B., 1928; Harvard University, M.A., 1929; Yale University, Ph.D., 1937; also attended the University of Southern California at Los Angeles; served as assistant director of boy’s work, Hale House, Boston, Mass., 1928-1930; director of boy’s work, Denison House, Boston, Mass., 1929-1933, and of Neighborhood House, Los Angeles, Calif., in 1933 and 1934; supervisor of boys’ welfare for Federal Transient Service of Southern California in 1934 and 1935; director of New Haven (Conn.) Community College in 1935 and 1936; instructor at Yale University 1935-1937; served on the faculty of Santa Barbara (Calif.) State College 1937-1942; delegate, California State Democratic Conventions, 1942-1950; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1944 and 1948; chairman, Democratic State policy committee, 1948-1950; prof, San Francisco State College 1947-1972; resided in Anacortes, Wash., where he died March 2, 1981; cremated; ashes interred at Pierce Cemetery, Santa Paula, Calif.

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

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