Clarence Frederick LEA, Congress, CA (1874-1964)


LEA, Clarence Frederick, a Representative from California; born near Highland Springs, Lake County, Calif., July 11, 1874; attended the common schools, Lakeport Academy, and Stanford University, California; was graduated from the law department of the University of Denver, Denver, Colo., in 1898; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Santa Rosa, Calif.; district attorney of Sonoma County 1907-1917; president of the District Attorney’s Association of California in 1916 and 1917; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-January 3, 1949); chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; engaged in public relations work in Washington, D.C., 1949-1954; died in Santa Rosa, Calif., June 20, 1964; interment in Franklin Avenue Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present