William S. Mailliard

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William S. Mailliard

William S. Mailliard (June 10, 1917–June 10, 1992) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California. He was born in Belvedere, California; attended elementary and secondary schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut, 1933–1935. He graduated from Yale University in 1939; engaged in the banking business with American Trust Co., San Francisco, Calif., in 1940 and 1941;

Served as assistant naval attaché in the United States Embassy in London in 1939 and 1940; with Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C., in 1941 and 1942; attended the Naval War College in 1942; was assigned to duty on staff of Seventh Amphibious Force as flag lieutenant and aide to Vice Adm. D.E. Barbey in 1943 and released to inactive duty in March 1946 as a lieutenant commander; Captain, USNR; awarded Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal; promoted to commander in 1950 and to rear admiral in 1965 in the Naval Reserve.

He resumed his banking career in 1946 and 1947 and was assistant to the director of the California Youth Authority in 1947 and 1948. An unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1948 to the 81st Congress and secretary to Gov. Earl Warren 1948–1951. Executive assistant to the director of the California Academy of Sciences in 1951 and 1952 and elected as a Republican to the 83rd and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation March 5, 1974.

He was a permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States with the rank of Ambassador, March 7, 1974, to February 1, 1977 and nominated by President Gerald R. Ford and confirmed by the United States Senate on December 10, 1975, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation and was a resident of San Francisco, Calif., until his death.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Franck R. Havenner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 4th congressional district

1953–1963
Succeeded by
Robert L. Leggett
Preceded by
John F. Baldwin, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th congressional district

1963–1974
Succeeded by
John L. Burton