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 (redistricting)
Succeeded bySonny Bono
Constituency37th district (1983–93)
44th district (1993–95)
Personal details
BornJuly 23, 1927
Brawley, California, U.S.
DiedAugust 9, 2017(2017-08-09) (aged 90)
La Quinta, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of California at Los Angeles
Professionautomotive dealer
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1945–46

Alfred A. McCandless (July 23, 1927 – August 9, 2017) was an American businessman, military veteran, and politician who served six terms as a Republican politician from California from 1983 to 1995.


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 to 1946 and from 1950 to 1952, and attained the rank of captain.

He later worked as an automobile and truck dealer from 1953 to 1975, and was a member of the Riverside County board of supervisors from 1972 to 1982 and the Riverside County housing authority from 1974 to 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 United States Representative for the 37th Congressional District of California
Succeeded by
Preceded by United States Representative for the 44th Congressional District of California
Succeeded by