LEA, Clarence Frederick

LEA, Clarence Frederick
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1874–1964

Biography

LEA, Clarence Frederick, a Representative from California; born near Highland Springs, Lake County, Calif., July 11, 1874; attended the common schools, Lakeport Academy, and Stanford University, California; was graduated from the law department of the University of Denver, Denver, Colo., in 1898; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Santa Rosa, Calif.; district attorney of Sonoma County 1907-1917; president of the District Attorney's Association of California in 1916 and 1917; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-January 3, 1949); chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; engaged in public relations work in Washington, D.C., 1949-1954; died in Santa Rosa, Calif., June 20, 1964; interment in Franklin Avenue Odd Fellows Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center

Norman, OK
Papers: In the papers of Lyle H. Boren, 1885-1949, 49 boxes (53 cubic feet). Subjects include Clarence Frederick Lea.

University of Washington Library

Seattle, WA
Papers: In the Brice P. Disque Papers, 1917-1960, 1.89 cubic feet. Major correspondents include Clarence F. Lea. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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