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Burt Lacklen TALCOTT

(1920- )

TALCOTT, Burt Lacklen, a Representative from California; born in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., February 22, 1920; attended the public schools and Great Falls High School; graduated from Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., 1942; graduated from Stanford University Law School, Palo Alto, Calif., 1948; worked as a journeyman carpenter while attending high school and college; United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945, became a bomber pilot and on a mission over Austria was shot down, wounded, and held for fourteen months in a German prison camp; was discharged in 1945 as a first lieutenant and awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart with clusters; was admitted to the bar in 1948; lawyer, private practice, Salinas, Calif.; member of the County Board of Supervisors from the Salinas-Alisal district, 1954-1962, serving as chairman of the board in 1962; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1977); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; president and consultant for legislative affairs, Talcott, McCabe and Associates, 1977-1986; associate deputy administrator for congressional affairs, Veterans Administration; committee officer, Pierce County, Wash., 1994-1999.

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

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