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|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
January 3, 1965 –January 3, 1977
|Preceded by|| James Roosevelt (26th)|
Del M. Clawson (23rd)
|Succeeded by|| John H. Rousselot (26th)|
Anthony Beilenson (23rd)
|Constituency|| 26th district (1965–75)|
23rd district (1975–77)
|Born||March 26, 1925|
Los Angeles, California
|Died||December 9, 2003 78) (aged|
Santa Cruz, California
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater|| Occidental College (B.A. 1950)|
University of California Law School (J.D. 1951)
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from California's 26th congressional district
John H. Rousselot
Del M. Clawson
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from California's 23rd congressional district
Anthony C. Beilenson