BROWN, George Edward, Jr.

BROWN, George Edward, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1920–1999

Biography

BROWN, George Edward, Jr., a Representative from California; born in Holtville, Imperial County, Calif., March 6, 1920; graduated from Holtville Union High School, 1935; attended El Centro Junior College, 1938; graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1946; employed by the city of Los Angleles, Calif., in personnel and engineering for twelve years between 1940 and 1957; management consultant, 1957-1962; United States Army, 1944-1946; mayor and city councilman of Monterey Park, Calif., 1954-1958; member of the California state assembly, 1959-1962; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1971); not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1970; elected to the Ninety-third and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-July 15, 1999); chairman, Committee on Science, Space and Technology (One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses); died on July 15, 1999, in Bethesda, Md; remains cremated.

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

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External Research Collections

Presbyterian Historical Society

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1980, 1 page. A letter from George Edward Brown to Lucky Phelps, in response to a request from the Presbytery of Riverside to support congressional representation for the District of Columbia.

University of California, Riverside
Special Collections and Archives, Tomas Rivera Library

Riverside, CA
Papers: ca. 1960s-1970s, 525 boxes and 9 file cabinets. The papers of George Brown document details from his first political post as mayor of Monterey Park, Calif., to his tenure as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1988, 1 videocassette. A commercial used during the campaign of George Edward Brown for the 1988 congressional election in California, Democratic Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Memorial Tributes Held in the House of Representatives of the United States together with Memorial Services in Eulogy of George E. Brown, Jr., Late a Representative from California, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1999.

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