CLAWSON, Delwin Morgan

CLAWSON, Delwin Morgan
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


CLAWSON, Delwin Morgan, a Representative from California; born in Thatcher, Graham County, Ariz., January 11, 1914; attended the public schools of Pima and Safford, Ariz.; attended Gila College, Thatcher, Ariz., in 1933 and 1934; various employment, 1934-1940; interviewer with the United States Employment Service, 1941; with the Federal Public Housing Authority in Arizona and California, 1942-1947; manager of the Mutual Housing Association of Compton, Calif., 1947-1963; member of the city council of Compton, 1953-1957; mayor of Compton, 1957-1961 and reelected in 1961 for another four-year term; director of three Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts 1957-1963; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Clyde Doyle, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (June 11, 1963-December 31, 1978); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; was a resident of Downey, Calif., until his death there on May 5, 1992.

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

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External Research Collections

Brigham Young University
Harold B. Lee Library

Provo, UT
Papers: 1972, 5 linear feet. The correspondence relates to legislation on numerous topics of interest to Congressman Delwin Morgan Clawson pending before the U.S. House of Representatives in 1972.

University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Allan Sproul Papers, ca. 1907-1978, 12.55 linear feet. Correspondents include Delwin Morgan Clawson.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

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

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