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BALDWIN, John Finley, Jr.

BALDWIN, John Finley, Jr.
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1915–1966

Biography

BALDWIN, John Finley, Jr., a Representative from California; born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 28, 1915; graduated from San Ramon Valley Union High School in Danville, Calif., and from the University of California at Berkeley in 1935, majoring in accounting and finance; assistant manager of South-Western Publishing Co., of San Francisco, 1936-1941; enlisted as a private in the United States Army in April 1941; served as director of training, Army Finance School, in 1943 and 1944; Chief of Foreign Fiscal Affairs Branch, Office of Fiscal Director, War Department, in 1945, and executive officer, Office of Fiscal Director, Mediterranean Theater, in 1946; discharged as a lieutenant colonel in October 1946; decorated by Italian Government for work in the devaluation of the lira currency in 1946; graduated from the University of California Boalt Hall School of Law in Berkeley in 1949; was admitted to the bar in 1950 and commenced the practice of law in Martinez, Calif.; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1955, until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 9, 1966; interment in Oakmont Memorial Park, Pleasant Hill, Calif.

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External Research Collections

Contra Costa County Library

Pleasant Hill, CA
Papers: 1955-1966. 110 feet. Personal and congressional papers and correspondence, photographs, portraits, and memorabilia. Unprocessed. Restricted.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: 1954-1967, 54 cartons. The records pertain to the political career of Congressman John F. Baldwin, representative for Contra Costa County. Records include correspondence, press releases, committee reports, campaign files, clippings, and subject files. The collection is stored offsite so researchers need to make prior arrangements to access the collection.
Papers: In the Luella Kenan Sawyer papers, 1924-1972, 1 box and 1 volume. Persons represented include John F. Baldwin.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 89th Cong., 2d sess., 1966. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of John F. Baldwin, late a Representative from California. Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967.

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