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William M. Ketchum

AKA William Matthew Ketchum

Born: 2-Sep-1921
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 24-Jun-1978
Location of death: Bakersfield, CA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from California, 1973-78

Military service: US Army (1942-46, service in South Pacific, recalled 1950-53, Korean War)


[1] Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA.

Father: Robert Milton Ketchum
Mother: Charmian Richards
Wife: Lola Heegaard (m. 11-Jul-1942, one son, one daughter)
Son: Robert Mitlon (b. 14-May-1944)
Daughter: Margaret Kathleen Cole (b. 14-Jun-1947)

    University: Colorado School of Mines (attended 1939-40)
    University: University of Southern California (attended 1940-42)

    US Congressman, California 18th (3-Jan-1975 to 24-Jun-1978, his death)
    US Congressman, California 36th (3-Jan-1973 to 24-Jun-1975)
    California State Assembly (1967-72)
    California Republican State Central Committee (1964-66)
    Farm Bureau San Luis Obispo President (1965-66)
    Rotary International
    Bronze Star
    Purple Heart


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