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Jerry Lyle Pettis

Jerry Lyle Pettis, American congressman. member 90th-94th congresses from 37th District California; member Ways and Means Committee; Member California Republican Central Committee, 1964-1975; member Task Force on International Economics Policy; member National Commision on Fire Prevention and Control.; Served with Air Transportation Command, World World War II; Member American Farm Bureau, Airline Pilots Association.

Background

  • Pettis, Jerry Lyle was born on July 18, 1916 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Son of Dwight and Clora (Zimmerman) Pettis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Pacific Union College, 1938. Postgraduate University of Southern California.

    Career

    • College teacher, 1941-1942. Newscaster, 1945; assistant to president United Airlines, 1945-1950. Rancher, 1946; founder Audio-Digest Foundation, 1951, Magnetic Tape Duplicators, 1951.

      Vice president development Loma Linda U., 1961-1964, Chairman of the Board councillors, 1960-1975. Member 90th-94th congresses from 37th District California. Member Ways and Means Committee.

    Membership

    Member 90th-94th congresses from 37th District California. Member Ways and Means Committee. Member California Republican Central Committee, 1964-1975.

    Member Task Force on International Economics Policy. Member National Commision on Fire Prevention and Control. Served with Air Transportation Command, World World War II.

    Member American Farm Bureau, Airline Pilots Association. Clubs: Capitol Hill, Army-Navy Country (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Shirley Neil McCumber, March 2, 1947. Children: Peter, Deborah.
    • father: Dwight Pettis
    • mother: Clora (Zimmerman) Pettis
    • spouse: Shirley Neil McCumber
    • children: Peter Pettis
    • Deborah Pettis
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    Born July 18, 1916
    Died February 14, 1975
    (aged 58)
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