|Oil on canvas, Jon R. Friedman, 2007 Collection of the U.S. House
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.
BibliographySaund, Dalip Singh.
Congressman From India. New York: Dutton, 1960.