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Jerome Russell WALDIE

(1925-2009)

WALDIE, Jerome Russell, a Representative from California; born in Antioch, Calif., February 15, 1925; attended Antioch public schools; graduated from University of California, 1950; graduated from University of California School of Law, Boalt, Calif., 1953; United States Army, 1943-1946; member of California state assembly, 1959-1966, majority leader, 1961-1966; elected as a Democrat by special election to the Eighty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative John F. Baldwin; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (June 7, 1966-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of California in 1974; public advocate; chairman, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, 1978-1979; executive director, White House Conference on Aging, 1980; member, California Agricultural Relations Board, 1981-1985; died on April 3, 2009, in Placerville, Calif.

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

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