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Horace Jerry Voorhis

Horace Jerry Voorhis, American former congressman, executive.

Background

  • Voorhis, Horace Jerry was born on April 6, 1901 in Ottawa, Kansas, United States. Son of Charles Brown and Ella Ward (Smith) Voorhis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1923. Master of Arts, Claremont Colls., 1928. Honorary Doctor of Laws, St. Francis Xavier University, 1953, Claremont Graduate School, 1979.

    Career

    • Traveling representative Young Men’s Christian Association, Germany, 1923-1924. Worker Ford assembly plant, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1924-1925. Teacher Allendale Farm School, Lake Villa, Illinois, 1925-1926.

      Director Dray Cottage, Home for Boys, Laramie, Wyoming, 1926-1927. Headmaster and trustee Voorhis School for Boys, 1928-1938. Special lecturer Pomona College, 1930-1935.

      Member 75th to 79th Congresses 12th California District Executive director Cooperative League United States, 1947-1967, now consultant, board directors Group Health Association American, from 1947. Chairman The Co-operation Foundation, from 1967.

    Works

    • Author: Out of Debt, Out of Danger. Confessions of a Congressman. The Christian in Politics.

      American Cooperatives. Strange Case of Richard Milhous Nixon. Life and Times of Aurelius Lyman Voorhis.

      Confession of Faith.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member 75th to 79th Congresses 12th California District Executive director Cooperative League United States, 1947-1967, now consultant, board directors Group Health Association American, from 1947. Member American Country Life Association, Pomona Valley Council Churches, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, Adult Education Association, American Public Health Association, World Federalists, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Alice Louise Livingston, November 27, 1924. Children: Alice Nell, Charles Brown, Jerry Livingston.
    • father: Charles Brown Voorhis
    • mother: Ella Ward (Smith) Voorhis
    • spouse: Alice Louise Livingston
    • children: Alice Nell Voorhis
    • Charles Brown Voorhis
    • Jerry Livingston Voorhis
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    Born April 6, 1901
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