HOSMER, Craig

HOSMER, Craig
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1915–1982

Biography

HOSMER, Craig, a Representative from California; born in Brea, Orange County, Calif., May 6, 1915; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of California in 1937; attended the University of Michigan Law School in 1938 and was graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1940; was admitted to the bar in 1940 and began practice in Long Beach, Calif.; enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1940 and advanced to the rank of commander; rear admiral, Naval Reserve; attorney with the Atomic Energy Commission at Los Alamos, N.Mex., and special assistant United States district attorney for New Mexico in 1948; returned to Long Beach, Calif., to private practice; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; president of the American Nuclear Energy Council, Washington, D.C., 1975-1979; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death on October 11, 1982, aboard a cruise ship bound for Mexico; interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress. Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

University of Southern California
Special Collections Department, Regional History Collection, University Library

Los Angeles, CA
Papers: 1953-1974, 248 boxes. The collection includes the congressional papers of Craig Hosmer. A finding aid is available in the library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Craig Hosmer, Republican Representative from California. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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