Chester Craig Hosmer – Rear Admiral, United States Navy Reserve, Member of Congress

Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives

Representative from California; born in Brea, Orange County, California, May 6, 1915; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of California in 1937; attended the University of Michigan Law School in 1938 and was graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1940; was admitted to the bar in 1940 and began practice in Long Beach, California; enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1940 and advanced to the rank of commander; rear admiral, Naval Reserve; attorney with the Atomic Energy Commission at Los Alamos, New Mexico, and special assistant United States district attorney for New Mexico in 1948; returned to Long Beach, California, to private practice; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1950 to the  Eighty-seccond Congress; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; president of the American Nuclear Energy Council, Washington, D.C., 1975-1979; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death on October 11, 1982, aboard a cruise ship bound for Mexico; interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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