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Edward Ross ROYBAL

(1916-2005)

ROYBAL, Edward Ross, (father of Lucille Roybal-Allard), a Representative from California; born in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.Mex., February 10, 1916; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1922; attended the public schools; graduated from Roosevelt High School, Fresno, Calif., 1934; joined the Civilian Conservation Corps until April 1, 1935; attended the University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., and at Southwestern University, Los Angeles, Calif.; public health educator with the California Tuberculosis Association, 1942-1944; United States Army, 1944-1945; director of health education for the Los Angeles County Tuberculosis and Health Association, 1945-1949; member of the city council of Los Angeles, Calif., 1949-1962, and president pro tempore, July 1961; president of Eastland Savings& Loan Association, 1958-1968, chairman of the board; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1993); chair, Select Committee on Aging (Ninety-eighth through One Hundred Second Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; died on October 24, 2005, in Pasadena, Calif.

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

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