John C. Begovich

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John C. Begovich (Born: January 17, 1916 in Jackson Gate, CA; Died: September 12, 2000 in Amador, CA) served in the California legislature and during World War II he served in the United States Army.[1]

In World War II, he "fought in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and France and was awarded a Silver Star and the French Croix de Guerre for bravery under fire. He won a battlefield commission and received three Purple Hearts for combat wounds." {Source: The Sacramento Bee]

1966-1970: U.S. Marshal for California's eastern judicial district 1977-1996: Member, AmadorCounty Board of Supervisors

From Jackson to SR 88, State Route 49 is named the John C. Begovich Memorial Highway.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vassar, Charles A., The Legislators of California - Appendix D
  2. ^ 2006 Named Freeways, Highways, Structures and Other Appurtenances in California. Caltrans. pp. 129–130. Retrieved 2007-03-28.