McDONOUGH, Gordon Leo, a Representative from California; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., January 2,
1895; moved with his parents to Emporium, Cameron County, Pa., in 1898; attended the public
schools; was graduated from the high school at Emporium, Pa.; engaged as an industrial chemist at
Emporium, Pa., 1915-1918; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and resumed his former occupation
1918-1933; member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 1933-1944, serving as
chairman for one year; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the eight succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the
Eighty-eighth Congress; died in Bethesda, Md., June 25, 1968; interment in Holy Cross Mausoleum,
Los Angeles, Calif.
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