Walter Holden CAPPS, Congress, CA (1934-1997)


CAPPS, Walter Holden, (husband of Lois Capps), a Representative from California; born in Omaha, Nebr., May 5, 1934; B.S., Portland State University, Portland, Oreg., 1958; B.D., Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, Ill.,1960; S.T.M., Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, Conn., 1961; M.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1963; Ph.D, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.,1965; professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif., 1964-1996; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth Congress and served from January 3, 1997, until his death of a heart attack at Dulles Airport on October 28, 1997.


Capps, Walter H. Religious Studies: The Making of a Discipline. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.

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