REINECKE, Edwin, (1924 - )


Matchbook (detail), 1964, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

REINECKE, Edwin, a Representative from California; born in Medford, Jackson County, Oreg., January 7, 1924; attended public schools in Beverly Hills, Calif.; B.S., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., 1950; United States Navy, 1942-1946; professional mechanical engineer in California, since 1952; president of Febco, Inc., manufacturers of lawn irrigation equipment, 1964; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and to the two succeeding Congresses, and served until his resignation on January 21, 1969 (January 3, 1965-January 21, 1969); appointed Lieutenant Governor of California, January 8, 1969-October 2, 1974; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor of California 1974; vice-chairman, California Republican party, 1981-1983, chairman, 1983-1985; is a resident of Rancho Mirage, Calif.