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Carlos J. Moorhead

Carlos J. Moorhead, American former congressman. Bar: California 1949, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973. Recipient Man of Year award United Service Organizations, 1979.


  • Moorhead, Carlos J. was born on May 6, 1922 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of Carlos Arthur and Florence (Gravers) Moorhead.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1943. Juris Doctor, University Southern California, 1949.


    • Private practice law, Glendale, California, 1949-1972. Director Lawyers Reference Service, 1950-1966. Member 93d-104th Congresses from 22d (now 27th) District California, 1973-1996.

      Member judiciary committee. Chairman subcommittee on courts and intellectual property. Vice chairman commerce committee.

      Member subcommittee on energy & power, subcommittee on telecommunications & finance. Dean California Congressional Republican Delegation. Appointed to Federal Courts Study Committee.

      Senior fellow School Public Policy, University of California at Los Angeles.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1949, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    President Glendale Hi-Twelve Club. Member Verdugo Hills council Boy Scouts American. Member California Assembly, 1967-1972.

    Member California Law Revision Commission, 1971-1972. President 43d District Republican Assembly, Glendale Young Republicans. Member Los Angeles County Republican Central Committee, California Republican Central Committee.

    Board directors Glendale La Crescenta Camp Fire Girls, Inc. Member Foundation Board, Glendale Hospital, Glendale Community College. Member advisory board Salvation Army of Glendale.

    Served to lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member California Bar Association Los Angeles County Bar Association, Glendale Bar Association (past president), Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Masons, Shriners, Lions, Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars.


    • Married Valery Joan Tyler, July 19, 1969. Children: Theresa, Catharine, Steven, Teri, Paul.
    • father: Carlos Arthur Moorhead
    • mother: Florence (Gravers) Moorhead
    • spouse: Valery Joan Tyler
    • children: Theresa Moorhead
    • Catharine Moorhead
    • Steven Moorhead
    • Teri Moorhead
    • Paul Moorhead
    Carlos J. Moorhead
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    • 1943
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1949
      University Southern California
    • 1949 - 1972
      Private practice, law
      Glendale, California, United States
    • 1950 - 1966
      director, Lawyers Reference Service
    • 1973 - 1996
      member, 93d-104th Congresses from 22d (now 27th) District California
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