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SISK, Bernice Frederic, a Representative from California; born in Montague, Tex., December
14, 1910; at the age of six years moved with his parents to Donley County,
Tex.; attended the Whitefish School and high school at Abernathy and Meadow,
Tex.; attended Abilene Christian College 1929-1931; assisted his father in the
operation of a cotton farm; moved to the San Joaquin Valley of California in
1937 and was employed in a food processing plant until 1941; served as a
civilian flight dispatcher at the Sequoia Air Force training field, Visalia,
Calif., from 1941 to 1945; employed with LeMoss-Smith Tire Co. in Fresno,
Calif., 1945-1954; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the eleven
succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate
for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; died October 25, 1995.
Bibliography Sisk, B. F.
A Congressional Record: The Memoir of Bernie Sisk. Fresno, CA:
Panorama West, 1980.