Charles M. Teague

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Charles M. Teague

Charles McKevett Teague (September 18, 1909 - January 1, 1974) was a U.S. Representative from California.

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.[1][2][3] 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.[3] Cremated. Ashes interred in family plot in Santa Paula Cemetery.

His son, Alan, served as mayor of Santa Paula.[2][3]


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ernest K. Bramblett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert J. Lagomarsino

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.