SAUND, Dalip Singh (Judge), (1899 - 1973)


Oil on canvas, Jon R. Friedman, 2007 Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

SAUND, Dalip Singh (Judge), a Representative from California; born in Amritsar, India, September 20, 1899; educated in boarding schools; University of Punjab, A.B., 1919; came to the United States in 1920 to attend the University of California and graduated in 1922 receiving M.A. and Ph.D. degrees; lettuce farmer in the Imperial Valley of California, 1930-1953; also distributor of chemical fertilizer in Westmoreland, Calif., since 1953; became a citizen of the United States in 1949 and less than a year later was elected judge of Justice Court, Westmoreland Judicial District, county of Imperial, but was denied seat, not having been a citizen one year when elected; elected judge of the same court in 1952 and served until his resignation January 1, 1957; delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1952, 1956, and 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; died April 22, 1973, in Hollywood, Calif.; remains were cremated.


Bibliography

Saund, Dalip Singh. Congressman From India. New York: Dutton, 1960.