Del M. Clawson

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Delwin Morgan Clawson (January 11, 1914 – May 5, 1992) is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives He also served as mayor of Compton, California.

Clawson was born in Thatcher, Arizona and attended Gila College there 1933–1934. He was manager of the Mutual Housing Association of Compton, 1947–1963.

Clawson was elected as a member of the City Council of Compton and served 1953–1957. He then served as mayor of Compton, California 1957–1963. After the death of Clyde Doyle, he was elected as a Republican to the 88th Congress, by special election. He was reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until his retirement at the end of his last term on December 31, 1978.

Clawson was a Latter-day Saint.[1]

He died in Downey, California on May 5, 1992.


Political offices
Preceded by
Frank G. Bussing
Mayor of Compton, California
Succeeded by
Chester R. Crain
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clyde Doyle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas M. Rees
Preceded by
Jerry L. Pettis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 33rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Wayne R. Grisham

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