John Bertrand Conlan

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For his father, the baseball player and umpire, see Jocko Conlan.
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John Bertrand Conlan
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Eldon D. Rudd
Personal details
Born (1930-09-17) September 17, 1930 (age 85)
Oak Park, Illinois
Political party Republican
Alma mater Northwestern University
Harvard Law School
Occupation lawyer, college professor
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1956-1961
Rank Captain

John Bertrand Conlan (born September 17, 1930) is a retired U.S. lawyer and Republican politician. He served as a State Senator from 1965 to 1972 and as a United States Representative from Arizona from 1973 to 1977.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Conlan is the son of Hall of Fame baseball umpire Jocko Conlan. He attended Illinois public schools and received a B.S. from Northwestern University. He later graduated from Harvard Law School, received a Fulbright Scholarhship to study at the University of Cologne, and studied at The Hague Academy of International Law.

Conlan was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1954 and commenced practice in Chicago. He then served as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1961. Conlan has also taught geo-politics and American foreign policy at Arizona State University and the University of Maryland.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

In Congress, he was known as a strong and articulate conservative. In 1976, he ran for the United States Senate to succeed retiring Republican Senator Paul Fannin. He was opposed in the Republican primary by fellow U.S. Representative Sam Steiger which Conlan narrowly lost.[1] The general election was won by former Pima County Attorney Dennis DeConcini.


  1. ^ Monday, Sep. 20, 1976 (1976-09-20). "POLITICS: Arizona Shootout". TIME. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 

This article incorporates material from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 4th congressional district

January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1977
Succeeded by
Eldon D. Rudd