Edgar W. Hiestand
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 21st district
January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1963
|Harry R. Sheppard|
|Augustus F. Hawkins|
|Born||December 3, 1888|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Died||August 19, 1970 (aged 81)|
Pasadena, California, United States
|Resting place||San Gabriel Cemetery, California|
|Political party||Republican Party|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
|Occupation||Businessman and politician|
A Republican and member of the John Birch Society, he represented California's 21st congressional district from 1953 until 1963, when he was defeated by Everett G. Burkhalter, a Burbank incumbent city councilman. The 21st district covered the northern 2/3 of Los Angeles County, including the cities of Pasadena and Sierra Madre on the east to Burbank and the San Fernando Valley on the west and the Antelope Valley (including Edwards Air Force Base) on the north. In 1962, the Democratic California Legislature re-districted Hiestand into the western section of the old 21st district, which was more heavily Democratic. Hiestand voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960, but voted against the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Hiestand served on the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor where he sponsored and supported revisions to the business-labor statutes. He was an advisor to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower on labor and management issues.
Hiestand died, age 81, in Pasadena, California; his ashes were interred at San Gabriel Cemetery in California.