Burt L. Talcott

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Burt L. Talcott
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by Bernice F. Sisk
Succeeded by Leon Panetta
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by Bernice F. Sisk
Succeeded by Pete McCloskey
Personal details
Born (1920-02-22) February 22, 1920 (age 94)
Billings, Montana
Political party Republican
Alma mater Stanford University

Burt Lacklen Talcott (born February 22, 1920) is a former member of the United States Congress from the State of California.

Military career[edit]

Born in Billings, Montana, Talcott received his degree from Stanford University in 1942, after which he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps where he became a bomber pilot. On a mission in a B-17 Flying Fortress over Austria, Talcott was shot down and captured, spending 14 months in a German Prisoner-of-war camp. Upon his discharge from the military in 1945 he received the Air Medal and Purple Heart with clusters.[1]

Political career[edit]

After holding various county offices, Talcott was elected to the 88th United States Congress as a Republican and served an additional seven terms (January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1977) before losing his seat in 1976 to Leon Panetta.[2] Since then Talcott has worked on a variety of private and public legislative work.

Personal life[edit]

He currently (Feb. 2014) resides in Tacoma, Washington with his son and daughter-in-law, Ron & "Gigi" Talcott. He was elected to serve on the Charter Review Commission Dist. 7 Pos. 3 of Pierce County.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Burt Talcott:Candidate Details". Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  2. ^ McCloskey, Pete (19 December 2002). "Crises in Both Parties". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bernice F. Sisk
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 12th congressional district

January 3, 1963–January 3, 1977
Succeeded by
Pete McCloskey
Preceded by
Bernice F. Sisk
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 16th congressional district

January 3, 1975–January 3, 1977
Succeeded by
Leon Panetta