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Register of the John J. McFall Congressional Papers, 1957-1978
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    Title: John J. McFall Congressional Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1978
    Collection number: Mss193
    Creator: John J. McFall
    Extent: 605 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John J. McFall Congressional Papers, Mss193, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


    U.S. Representative John J. McFall, Democrat of Manteca (Calif.), served eleven terms in Congress (1957-78). He represented San Joaquin, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mono, Tuolumne and portions of Sacramento and Stanislaus counties. McFall was Majority Whip during the 93rd & 94th Congresses and was three times elected Speaker Pro Tempore. His committee assignments included Appropriations, Transportation and Defense.
    McFall was born in Manteca (1917), attended public schools there, and, after graduation from the University of California (1938), received a J.D. from Berkeley's Boalt Hall law school (1941). Following service in the Army Security Intelligence Corps (1942-46), he returned to Manteca where he was first elected Mayor (1948-1950), then State Assemblyman (1951-56).

    Scope and Content

    Contains twenty-two years of on California Congressman's correspondence, speeches,legislation, and related committee work. McFall's particular interests included agriculture, military affairs and the problems of his constituents.