John C. Houlihan
|John C. Houlihan|
|43rd Mayor of Oakland, California|
July 1, 1961 – April 30, 1966
|Preceded by||Clifford D. Rishell|
|Succeeded by||John H. Reading|
October 31, 1910|
San Francisco, California, United States
|Died||July 31, 1986
Santa Rosa, California, United States
He was elected Mayor in 1961, through his defeat of incumbent Mayor Clifford D. Rishell, and was subsequently re-elected to a second, four-year term of office in 1965. He resigned in 1966 after being charged with embezzlement. Houlihan was sent to prison for more than two years after pleading guilty to taking almost $100,000 from an estate he was handling as an attorney. He was paroled in 1969 and pardoned by Ronald Reagan in 1973.
Houlihan died at age 75 after a lengthy illness.
- http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/AboutOakland/mayorsofoakland.htm Oakland Public Library. "Mayors of Oakland" (retrieved on April 7th, 2009). Archived July 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/houghtaling-housley.html#0VU0JFW0L The Political Graveyard. "Index to Politicians: Houghn to Houssni" (retrieved on April 7th, 2009).
- "Oakland Mayor Houlihan is Dead at 75". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
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