Craig Hosmer
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Craig Hosmer

Craig Hosmer
Craig Hosmer
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California

January 3, 1953 - December 31, 1974
Clyde Doyle (18th)
Harlan Hagen (18th)
Glenn M. Anderson (32nd)
Constituency18th district (1953-63)
32nd district (1963-74)
Personal details
Born
Chester Craig Hosmer

(1915-05-06)May 6, 1915
Brea, California
DiedOctober 11, 1982(1982-10-11) (aged 67)
North Pacific Ocean, aboard the Azure Seas
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Navy
Battles/wars

Chester Craig Hosmer (May 6, 1915 - October 11, 1982) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Representative from California from 1953 to 1974.

Early life and career

Hosmer was born in Brea, California, in Orange County. He attended the public schools, graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Hosmer graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1937.

Hosmer attended the University of Michigan Law School in 1938 and graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1940. He was admitted to the bar in 1940 and began practice in Long Beach, California.

Military career

He enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1940 and advanced to the rank of commander; rear admiral, Naval Reserve.

Legal career

He was an attorney with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission at Los Alamos, New Mexico and special assistant United States District Attorney for New Mexico in 1948. He then returned to Long Beach, California to private practice.

Congress

Hosmer was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress. He was 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. Hosmer voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957,[1]1960,[2]1964,[3] and 1968,[4] as well as the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,[5] but did not vote on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.[6] He was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress.

Later career and death

He was president of the American Nuclear Energy Council from 1975-1979. He was a resident of Washington, D.C. until his death on October 11, 1982, aboard a cruise ship bound for Mexico.

He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.[7]

References

  1. ^ "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957". GovTrack.us.
  2. ^ "HR 8601. PASSAGE".
  3. ^ "H.R. 7152. PASSAGE".
  4. ^ "TO PASS H.R. 2516, A BILL TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR INTERFERENCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS. INTERFERENCE WITH A PERSON ENGAGED IN ONE OF THE 8 ACTIVITIES PROTECTED UNDER THIS BILL MUST BE RACIALLY MOTIVATED TO INCUR THE BILL'S PENALTIES".
  5. ^ "S.J. RES. 29. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BAN THE USE OF POLL TAX AS A REQUIREMENT FOR VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS". GovTrack.us.
  6. ^ "TO PASS H.R. 6400, THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT".
  7. ^ Burial Detail: Hosmer, Chester Craig - ANC Explorer

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