Al McCandless

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Al McCandless
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byJerry Lewis (37th)
Duke Cunningham (44th)
Succeeded byWalter R. Tucker III (37th)
Sonny Bono (44th)
Constituency37th district (1983–93)
44th district (1993–95)
Personal details
BornJuly 23, 1927
Brawley, California
DiedAugust 9, 2017(2017-08-09) (aged 90)
La Quinta, California
Alma materUniversity of California at Los Angeles
Professionautomotive dealer
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1945–46, 1950–52

Alfred A. McCandless (July 23, 1927 – August 9, 2017) was a Republican politician from California.

McCandless was born in Brawley, Imperial County, California, on July 23, 1927. He attended Los Angeles City schools and received a B.A., University of California at Los Angeles in 1951, McCandless served in the United States Marine Corps from 1945–1946 and 1950–1952, and attained the rank of Captain. He later worked as an automobile and truck dealer from 1953–1975, and was a member of the Riverside County board of supervisors from 1972–1982 and the Riverside County housing authority from 1974–1982. McCandless was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995) and was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress.

McCandless died at his home in La Quinta, California on August 9, 2017 at the age of 90.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Congressman, Supervisor McCandless dies". Press Enterprise. 2017-08-11. Retrieved 2017-08-11.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jerry Lewis
United States Representative for the 37th Congressional District of California
Succeeded by
Walter R. Tucker III
Preceded by
Randy "Duke" Cunningham
United States Representative for the 44th Congressional District of California
Succeeded by
Sonny Bono