KETCHUM, William Matthew, (1921 - 1978)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

KETCHUM, William Matthew, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles on September 2, 1921; attended schools in Los Angeles County and military school in North Hollywood, Calif.; attended Colorado School of Mines, 1939-1940, and the University of Southern California, 1940-1942; entered the United States Army in 1942 and served in the Pacific before discharge in 1946; recalled into service during the Korean War and served 1950-1953; owned and operated a hardware and auto-supply store, 1946-1950; salesman, 1953-1957; engaged in cattle ranching and farming; member, Republican State Central committee, 1964-1966; member, California assembly, 1967-1972; delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the two succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1973, until his death in Bakersfield, Calif., on June 24, 1978.