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Lionel Van Deerlin


Picture of Lionel Van Deerlin
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1952 Democratic CD-28 62779 Loss
11-04-1958 Democratic CD-30 90641 Loss
11-06-1962 Democratic CD-37 63821 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic CD-37 85624 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic CD-37 80060 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic CD-37 96130 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic CD-37 93952 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic CD-41 116980 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic CD-42 70579 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic CD-42 103062 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic CD-42 85126 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic CD-42 69936 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 25, 1914 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Mary Jo
Children: Susie, Victoria, Elizabeth, Jeff, John, and Lionel James
University: University of Southern California (BA; 1937)
Died: May 17, 2008 in San Diego, CA

1964: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1980-2008: Columnist, San Diego Union Tribune

  • In 2008, Van Deerlin wrote an article titled "Election Oddities" for San Diego Magazine. The Editor of this website highly recommends reading it.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []