ROUSSELOT, John Harbin

ROUSSELOT, John Harbin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1927–2003

Biography

ROUSSELOT, John Harbin, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Calif., November 1, 1927; attended the public schools of San Marino and South Pasadena, Calif.; B.A., Principia College, Elsah, Ill., 1949; insurance agent; assistant to public relations director, Pacific Finance Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., 1954-1955; public relations consultant; author; director of public information, Federal Housing Administration, Washington, D.C., 1958-1960; deputy to chairman of Board of Equalization, State of California, 1956; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1956; member of executive committee, Republican State Central Committee, 1956-1957; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; management consultant; elected to the Ninety-first Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Glenard P. Lipscomb, and reelected to the six succeeding Congresses (June 30, 1970-January 3, 1983); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1982; special assistant to President Reagan, 1983; president, National Council of Savings Institutions, 1985-1988; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; died on May 11, 2003, in Irvine, Calif.

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

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External Research Collections

California State Archives

Sacramento, CA
Oral History: 1990, 167 pages. Subjects covered include John H. Rousselot. Copies of the interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Sound reel: 1980, 1 commercial on 1 sound tape reel. A commercial used during John Rousselot's campaign for the 1980 U.S. congressional election of the California Republican party in 1980.

University of Southern California
Special Collections, Regional History Center

Los Angeles, CA
Papers: 1970-1982, 304 feet. The collection includes materials documenting John Rousselot's service in Congress from 1970-1982. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

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

Rousselot, John H. "The Bloated Budget." In The Case Against the Reckless Congress, edited by Marjorie Holt, 25-34. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Publishers, 1976.

___. "Budget Blues." In Can You Afford This House?, edited by David Treen, 197-206. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Books, 1978.

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