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Register of the William Ketchum Papers KET.1978 KET.1978
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Description
This collection houses a variety of government documents, papers, photographs, business records, scrapbooks, ephemera, and other pertinent information regarding a variety of topics related to the political career of William Ketchum.
Background
William Matthew Ketchum (September 2, 1921- June 22, 1978) served California as a U.S. Congressman for the 18th District from 1975-1978 and for the 23rd District from 1973-1975. He was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. He served in the California Assembly from 1967-1972. Born in Los Angeles, he attended schools in Los Angeles County, the Colorado School of Mines from 1939-1940 and the University of Southern California from 1940-1942. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific and during the Korean conflict from 1950-1953. He was a farmer and business owner and headed the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the California Farm Bureau in 1965-1966. He died of a heart attack in Bakersfield.
Extent
46.0 Linear feet 23 file boxes containing file folders, and publications from Congressional service.
Availability
This collection is open for research.