John Harbin ROUSSELOT, Congress, CA (1927-2003)


ROUSSELOT, John Harbin, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Calif., November 1, 1927; attended the public schools of San Marino and South Pasadena, Calif.; B.A., Principia College, Elsah, Ill., 1949; insurance agent; assistant to public relations director, Pacific Finance Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., 1954-1955; public relations consultant; author; director of public information, Federal Housing Administration, Washington, D.C., 1958-1960; deputy to chairman of Board of Equalization, State of California, 1956; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1956; member of executive committee, Republican State Central Committee, 1956-1957; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; management consultant; elected to the Ninety-first Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Glenard P. Lipscomb, and reelected to the six succeeding Congresses (June 30, 1970-January 3, 1983); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1982; special assistant to President Reagan, 1983; president, National Council of Savings Institutions, 1985-1988; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; died on May 11, 2003, in Irvine, Calif.

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