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Jerry Voorhis


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1934 Democratic AD-49 10987 Loss
11-03-1936 Democratic CD-12 62034 Win
11-08-1938 Democratic CD-12 75003 Win
11-05-1940 Democratic CD-12 99494 Win
11-03-1942 Democratic CD-12 53705 Win
11-07-1944 Democratic CD-12 77385 Win
11-05-1946 Democratic CD-12 49994 Loss

Candidate Biography:

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) []