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William Edwin Dannemeyer

William Edwin Dannemeyer, American former congressman. Bar: California, United States Supreme Court. Named Young Man of Year, Fullerton Junior Chamber of C., 1965, Taxpayers Best Friend, National Taxpayer's Union, 1992.


  • Dannemeyer, William Edwin was born on September 22, 1929 in South Gate, California, United States. Son of Henry William and Charlotte Ernestine (Knapp) Dannemeyer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Valparaiso University, 1950. Juris Doctor, University California, 1952. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Concordia Seminary, St. Louis & Fort Wayne, Indiana.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Christ College, Irvine.


    • Individual practice law, Fullerton, California, 1957-1979. Assistant city attorney City of Fullerton, 1959-1962. Member California Assembly, 1963-1966, 77-78.

      Judge pro tempore Municipal Court, 1966-1976, Superior Court, 1966-1976. Member Congress from 39th California District, 1979—1992, Budget, Judiciary, Energy & Commerce Committees. Chairman Republican Study Committee.

      Ranking Republican Health & Environmental Subcommittee. Delaware Republican National Convention, 1980, 84. Member California Republican Assembly, California Republican Central Committee, Orange County Republican Central Committee.

      Honorary national chairman Citizens for a Better America. Co-founder Americans For Voluntary School Prayer, 1995. Private United States Army, 1952, served in 66 Counter Intel Corps United States Army, Germany, corporal United States Army, 1954.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California, United States Supreme Court.


    • Author: Shadow in the Land: Homosexuality in America, 1989.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Board directors Orange County Lutheran High School, 1972-1978. Board directors Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Southern California District. Special gifts chairman Capital Fund drive Boy Scouts America.

    Member Orange County Bar Association (director), Orange County Criminal Justice Council.


    • Married Evelyn Hoemann, August 27, 1955. Children: Bruce, Kim, Susan.
    • father: Henry William Dannemeyer
    • mother: Charlotte Ernestine (Knapp) Dannemeyer
    • spouse: Evelyn Hoemann
    • children: Bruce Dannemeyer
    • Kim Dannemeyer
    • Susan Dannemeyer
    William Edwin Dannemeyer
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    Born September 22, 1929
    • 1950
      Valparaiso University
    • 1952
      University California
    • 1957 - 1979
      Individual practice, law
      Fullerton, California, United States
    • 1959 - 1962
      assistant, city attorney City of Fullerton
    • 1963 - 1966
      member, California Assembly
    • 1966 - 1976
      judge pro tempore Municipal Court
    • 1966 - 1976
      judge pro tempore Municipal Court
    • 1979 - 1992
      member, Congress from 39th California District
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