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lawyer , United States senator

Thomas Henry Kuchel, former United States senator, lawyer. Bar: California 1935, District of Columbia 1968.


Kuchel, Thomas Henry was born on August 15, 1910 in Anaheim, California, United States. Son of Henry and Lutetia (Bailey) Kuchel.


AB cum laude, University Southern California, 1932. Juris Doctor, University Southern California, 1935. Bachelor of Laws, University Southern California.


Private practice, Anaheim, 1935-1946. Member California State Assembly, 1937-1940, California State Senate, 1940-1946. Controller State of California, 1946-1953.

United States senator, 1953-1969. Partner Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman, Kuchel & Silbert, Los Angeles, Washington, from 1969. Assistant Republican leader United States Senate, 1959-1969.

Member appropriations, interior and insular affairs committees.


  • Bar: California 1935, District of Columbia 1968.


Delaware Conference of 9th Judicial Circuit, 1973, 74, 75, 76, 77. United States representative 29th session United Nations General Assemly. Board directors John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

Board councilors U.So. California; board governors Town Hall California Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member University Southern California General Alumni Association (governor), American Legion, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Phi., Masons (33rd degree), Elks, Burning Tree Community College, University Club (Washington), Los Angeles Community College.


Married Betty Mellenthin, June 2, 1942. 1 child, Karen C. Bianchi.

Henry Kuchel

Lutetia (Bailey) Kuchel

Betty Mellenthin

Karen C. Bianchi Kuchel