DORNAN, Robert Kenneth, (1933 - )


Campaign card, c. 1983, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

DORNAN, Robert Kenneth, a Representative from California; born in New York City, April 3, 1933; attended parochial schools; graduated from Loyola (Calif.) High School, 1950; attended Loyola University, 1950-1953; served to captain in the United States Air Force, 1953-1958; Air Force Reserve, 1958-1975; commercial pilot; broadcaster-journalist; television producer; associated with KHJ-TV and KTLA-TV, 1967-1973; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth, Ninety-sixth, and Ninety-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection in 1982 but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1985-January 3, 1997); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress and unsuccessfully contested the election of Loretta Sanchez; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Sixth Congress.