DYMALLY, Mervyn Malcolm, (1926 - 2012)


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DYMALLY, Mervyn Malcolm, a Representative from California; born in Cedros, Trinidad, British West Indies, May 12, 1926; attended Cedros Government School, Trinidad; graduated from St. Benedict and Naparima Secondary, San Fernando, Trinidad, 1944; B.A., California State University, Los Angeles, 1954; M.A., California State University, Sacramento, 1969; Ph.D., United States International University, San Diego, 1977; president, Mervyn M. Dymally Co., Inc., 1979-1981; teacher; lecturer; served in the California state legislature, 1963-1966; State senator, 1967-1975; Lieutenant Governor, California, 1975-1979; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; member of the California state assembly, 2002-2008; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the California state senate in 2008; died on October 7, 2012, in Los Angeles, Ca.


Bibliography

”Mervyn Malcolm Dymally” in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.