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Edward R. Roybal

Edward R. RoybalAKA Edward Ross Roybal

Born: 10-Feb-1916
Birthplace: Albuquerque, NM
Died: 24-Oct-2005
Location of death: Pasadena, CA [1]
Cause of death: Respiratory failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from California, 1963-93

Military service: US Army (WWII)

After serving as a public health educator for the California Tuberculosis Association, he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council, 9th District serving from 1949 to 1962. In 1963 he became the first hispanic to sit in US Congress since Romualdo Pacheco (elected 1879). He was reprimanded in 1978 in an alleged vote-buying scandal involving a Korean lobbyist, Tongson Park. Originally this was to be a censure, but the House reduced the penalty after intervention by other hispanic leaders. He helped found the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and during the 97th Congress he was its chairman.


[1] Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA.

Father: Baudilio Roybal, Sr.
Mother: Eloisa
Wife: Lucille Beserra-Roybal
Daughter:
Lucille Roybal-Allard (congresswoman)
Son: Edward Roybal, Jr.
Daughter: Lillian Roybal-Rose

    High School: Roosevelt High School (1933)
    University: Business Administration, University of California at Los Angeles
    Law School: Southwestern University

    US Congressman, California 30th (197593)
    US Congressman, California 25th (196375)
    Eastland Savings & Loan Association President (1958-68)
    Los Angeles City Council (1949-62)
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    House Banking Scandal 11 overdrawn checks


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