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Clair Engle

Clair Engle, American senator. member 78th Congress (1943-1945), 2d Calif.


  • Engle, Clair was born on September 21, 1911 in Bakersfield, California, United States. Son of Fred J., Senior, and Carita (Keeran) E.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University of California, 1933.


    • 1 daughter, Yvonne Loraine. Married second, Lucretia Caldwell, December 4, 1948. Admitted to California bar, 1933, practiced Law, Corning, California, 1933, Red Bluff, California, since 1935.

      Became assistant district attorney Tehama County, California, elected district attorney, 1934, reelected, 1938. Elected state senator, 8th California District, 1942. Elected member 78th Congress (1943-1945), 2d California District, at special election, 1943.

      Elected 79th-85th Congresses, 2d California District. Chairman House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs 84th, 85th Congresses. United States Senator, since 1959.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member 78th Congress (1943-1945), 2d Calif.


    • Married Hazel Burney, January 12, 1933.; married second, Lucretia Caldwell, December 4, 1948.
    • father: Fred J. Engle
    • mother: Carita (Keeran) Engle
    • spouses: Hazel Burney
    • second
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    Born September 21, 1911
    Died July 30, 1964
    (aged 52)