FLETCHER, Charles Kimball, (1902 - 1985)


"Getting in Trim for Congressional Game" (detail), photograph, 1947, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

FLETCHER, Charles Kimball, a Representative from California; born in San Diego, Calif., December 15, 1902; attended the public schools; was graduated from Stanford University of California in 1924; also attended Pembroke College, Oxford University, England, in 1934; engaged in the savings and loan business; served as a lieutenant with the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1945; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; president and manager of the Home Federal Savings & Loan Association from 1934 until 1959 when he became chairman of the board of directors; member of California Commission on Correctional Facilities and Services, 1955-1957; was a resident of San Diego, Calif., until his death there September 29, 1985; cremated and the ashes scattered off the coast of Del Mar, Calif.