COHELAN, Jeffery

COHELAN, Jeffery
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


COHELAN, Jeffery, a Representative from California; born in San Francisco, Calif., June 24, 1914; attended the public schools and San Mateo Junior College; University of California School of Economics, A.B.; Fulbright research scholar at Leeds and Oxford Universities in England in 1953 and 1954; secretary-treasurer Milk Drivers and Dairy Employees, Local 302, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties from 1942 until elected to Congress; consultant, University of California Institute of Industrial Relations; member of Berkeley Welfare Commission 1949-1953, and the Berkeley City Council 1955-1958; former member of San Francisco Council on Foreign Relations; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1971); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; executive director, Group Health Association of America to 1979; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on February 15, 1999.

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

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External Research Collections

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Gardiner Johnson campaign file, 1944, 1 box. Persons represented include Jeffery Cohelan.

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives

Norman, OK
Papers: 1959-1971, 95 cubic feet. The Jeffery Cohelan Collection is divided into seven series: public relations, political, legislative, administrative, personal, topical, and case files. A complete descriptive folder-level inventory is available in the repository and online:
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