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Jerry Mumford PATTERSON

(1934- )

PATTERSON, Jerry Mumford, a Representative from California; born in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., October 25, 1934; graduated from Tucson High School, Tucson, Ariz., 1952; B.A., California State, Long Beach, Calif., 1960; J.D., UCLA Law School, Los Angeles, Calif., 1966; graduate work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1960-1963; admitted to the California bar in 1967 and commenced practice in Santa Ana; United States Coast Guard, 1953-1957; city attorney, Placentia, Calif., 1973-1975; city councilman for Santa Ana, Calif., 1969-1973; mayor, Santa Ana, Calif., 1973-1975; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1976, 1980, and 1984; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1985); chairman, Select Committee on Committees (Ninety-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-ninth Congress; visiting professor, California State University, Long Beach, Calif., 1986-1999; resumed the practice of law in Costa Mesa, Calif., in 1986; city attorney, Cypress, Calif., 1987; president, Coast Community College District Board, Calif.

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

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