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Jerry Lyle Pettis

congressman

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