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William Howard ROYER

(1920- )

ROYER, William Howard, a Representative from California; born in Jerome, Jerome County, Idaho, April 11, 1920; graduated from Sequoia High School, Redwood City, Calif., 1938; B.S., Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif., 1941; graduate work, Oklahoma A. & &M. College (now Oklahoma State University), Stillwater, Okla., 1943; United States Army Air Corps, 1943-1945; realtor; city councilman, Redwood City, Calif., 1950-1966; mayor, Redwood City, Calif., 1956-1960; member, board of supervisors, San Mateo County, Calif., 1972-1979; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Leo J. Ryan, (April 3, 1979-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; regional representative, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1981-1982; is a resident of Redwood City, Calif.

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

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