Charles M. Teague
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Born in Santa Paula, California, Teague's family has long been involved in citrus farming. His father was a founder of Sunkist Growers, Incorporated and his brother Milton headed the organization for some time. He attended the public schools and graduated from Stanford University in 1931 and from Stanford Law School in 1934. He was admitted to the bar in 1934 and commenced the practice of law in Los Angeles and Ventura, California. He served in the United States Air Force 1942-1946. Awarded Air Force commendation ribbon. He served as director of McKevett Corp. and Teague-McKevett Co..
Teague was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1955, until his death January 1, 1974, in Santa Paula, California. In the House, he served as ranking Republican on the Agriculture Committee and was also a member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee. Cremated. Ashes interred in family plot in Santa Paula Cemetery.
- Reed, Mack (June 18, 1995). "Teague Dynasty Built on Lemons and Politics : Santa Paula: The line began in 1893, with the arrival of C.C. Teague, a Yankee from Maine who became a pioneering rancher. His son, Charles McKevett Teague, was a U.S. congressman.". Los Angeles Times.
- Pascual, Psyche (May 19, 1990). "Life's Given Him Lemons as Head of Citrus Dynasty : Agriculture: Alan Teague runs his family's multimillion-dollar business in Santa Paula.". Los Angeles Times.
- "Congressman found dead in California". Observer-Reporter. January 1, 1974.
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Ernest K. Bramblett
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