IZAC, Edouard Victor Michel

IZAC, Edouard Victor Michel
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1891–1990

Biography

IZAC, Edouard Victor Michel, A Representative from California; born in Cresco, Howard County, Iowa, December 18, 1891; attended the School of the Assumption, Cresco, Iowa, the high school at South St. Paul, Minn., and Werntz Preparatory School, Annapolis, Md.; was graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., in 1915; served in the United States Navy as ensign, lieutenant (jg), and senior lieutenant until forced to retire in 1921 on account of wounds received while a prisoner of war in Germany; awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, the Croce di Guerra of Italy, and the Cross of Montenegro; located in San Diego, Calif., and engaged in newspaper work and writing 1922-1928; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1940 and 1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; interested in lumbering; raised thoroughbred cattle on a farm in Gordonsville, Va., before residing in Bethesda, Md.; was a resident of Fairfax, Va., from 1988 until his death there on January 18, 1990; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Library

Durham, NC
Papers: In the J.B. Matthews papers, 1862-1986, 479 linear feet. Correspodents include Edouard Izac.

MacArthur Memorial Archives

Norfolk, VA
Papers: In General Douglas MacArthur's private correspondence, 1848-1964. Correspondents include Edouard Izac. Collection is on microfilm.

Princeton University
Mudd Manuscript Library

Princeton, NJ
Papers: In the James V. Forrestal papers, 1907-1958, 85.1 linear feet. Correspondents include Edouard Izac.

Stanford University
Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Charles M. Cooke papers, 1920-1964, 36 boxes, 2 envelopes. Correspondents include Edouard Izac.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the papers of Sheridan Downey, 1929-1961, 5 boxes, 6 cartons, 9 volumes. Correspondents include Edouard Izac.

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries, Special Collections

Gainesville, FL
Papers: In the papers Alden Hatch, 1900-1993,21 boxes. Correspondents include Edouard Izac.

University of Texas, Austin
Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the papers of Sam Rayburn, 1831, 1845, 1903-2007, 118 feet, 7 inches. Subjects include Edouard Izac.

University of Washington, Seattle
Special Collections Division

Seattle, WA
Papers: In the papers of Henry M. Jackson, 1912-1983, 1,240 cubic feet. Correspondents include Edouard Izac.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Izac, Edouard Victor Michel. The Holy Land--Then and Now. New York: Vantage Press, 1965.

_____. Prisoner of the U-90. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1919.

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