Horace Jeremiah Voorhis
Born: April 6, 1901 in Ottawa, Kansas
Died: September 11, 1984 in Claremont, CA
1928-1938: Headmaster and Trustee, Voorhis School for Boys
1930-1935: Lecturer, Pomona College
1934: Candidate for the State Assembly (Lost)
1939-1943: Member, House Un-American Activities Committee
1947-1967: Executive Director, Cooperative League of the United States of America
- PLACENAME: Voorhis Park at Cal Poly Pomona is named for Voorhis, as is Voorhis Elementary School in El Monte.
- QUOTEABLE: "We are home for the campaign. We have to be. Congressmen either campaign every two years or they don't remain congressmen. Sometimes they don't anyways." (Confessions of a Congressman)
- PUBLISHED AUTHOR: Voorhis wrote Confessions of a Congressman, published by Doubleday in 1947.
- In 1927, Voorhis founded and served as the headmaster for the Voorhis School for Boys. The school closed in 1938 and the campus became the Cal Poly Voorhis Unit (now CalPoly Pomona).
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]