|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from California's 4th district
January 3, 1941 –January 3, 1945
|Preceded by||Franck R. Havenner|
|Succeeded by||Franck R. Havenner|
|Died||May 10,1956 71) (aged|
|Resting place||Cypress Lawn Memorial Park,Colma,California|
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