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D. S. "Judge" Saund


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CA Blue Book (1958)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1956 Democratic CD-29 54989 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic CD-29 64518 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic CD-29 76139 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic CD-38 54022 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Dalip Singh "Judge" Saund
Born: September 20, 1899 in Amritsar, India
Married: Marian Kosa
Children: Dalip Saund Jr., Ellie Saund, and Julie Fisher
Died: April 22, 1973, in Hollywood, CA.

1949: Became a US citizen
1950: Elected Judge of Justice Court, Westmoreland Judicial District, county of Imperial ("denied seat, not having been a citizen one year when elected"
1952-1957: Judge of Justice Court, Westmoreland Judicial District, Imperial County 
1952: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1956: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1960: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • Saund was the first US Congressman born in Asia.
  • PLACENAME: The Dilip Singh Saund Post Office is located in Temecula.

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