HOSMER, Craig, (1915 - 1982)


Campaign postcard (detail), 1968, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HOSMER, Craig, a Representative from California; born in Brea, Orange County, Calif., May 6, 1915; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of California in 1937; attended the University of Michigan Law School in 1938 and was graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1940; was admitted to the bar in 1940 and began practice in Long Beach, Calif.; enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1940 and advanced to the rank of commander; rear admiral, Naval Reserve; attorney with the Atomic Energy Commission at Los Alamos, N.Mex., and special assistant United States district attorney for New Mexico in 1948; returned to Long Beach, Calif., to private practice; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; president of the American Nuclear Energy Council, Washington, D.C., 1975-1979; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death on October 11, 1982, aboard a cruise ship bound for Mexico; interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.


Bibliography

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Craig Hosmer, Republican Representative from California. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.