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Carlos Moorhead

American congressman for California

Died when: 89 years 202 days (1074 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Carlos Moorhead

Carlos John Moorhead (May 5, 1922 – November 23, 2011) was a United States Congressman from California.Born in Long Beach, he attended the public schools of Glendale, graduated from Herbert Hoover High School (Glendale) in 1940 and earned a B.A. from the UCLA in 1943 and a J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 1949.

He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945 and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel.Moorhead was admitted to the California State Bar in 1949 and commenced practice in Glendale; he was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1973, and was a member of the California Law Revision Commission.

From 1967 to 1973, he was a member of the California State Assembly for the 43rd district, and was elected as a Republican to the 93rd and to the eleven succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1997.

He was best known for supporting President Richard Nixon during impeachment hearings, voting ‘no’ on all three articles of impeachment.

He was not a candidate for reelection to the 105th Congress.He died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease in 2011.

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