John F. Baldwin Jr.

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John Finley Baldwin Jr
John F. Baldwin.jpeg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1963
Preceded byRobert Condon
Succeeded byWilliam S. Mailliard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – March 9, 1966
Preceded byHarlan Hagen
Succeeded byJerome R. Waldie
Personal details
Born(1915-06-28)June 28, 1915
Oakland, California
DiedMarch 9, 1966(1966-03-09) (aged 50)
Washington, D.C.
Cause of deathCancer
Resting placeOakmont Memorial Park
Political partyRepublican Party
Mary Isaacs Baldwin (m. 1944)
ParentsJohn Finley Baldwin Nellie Linekin
ResidenceDanville, California
Alma materUniversity of California at Berkeley
UC Berkeley School of Law
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of serviceApril 1941- October 1946
RankUS-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel

John Finley Baldwin Jr. (June 28, 1915 – March 9, 1966) was a U.S. Representative from California.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Oakland, California in 1915 to parents John Finley Baldwin and Nellie Linekin, John F. Baldwin Jr. graduated from San Ramon Valley High School located in Danville, California. He then went on to UC Berkeley where he majored in accounting and finance. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1935 and soon after he became the assistant manager of South-Western Publishing Co.[2][3]

John and Mary were married at the Presidio of San Francisco in December 1944 while he was a Major in the Army and Mary was a secretary.[4]


Baldwin joined the United States Army in 1941 and served in the area of finance, first as a training director at the Army Finance School and later with the Office of Fiscal Director. By the time of his discharge in 1946, he had attained the rank of lieutenant-colonel.[3] He then returned to school to study law, graduating from the University of California Boalt Hall School of Law in 1949.[3]

He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1955, until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 9, 1966.[1]


John F. Baldwin Elementary School, in Danville, was named after him. John F. Baldwin Park in Concord was also established to honor him.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "John Finley Baldwin Jr". History, Arts, & Archives-- US House of Representatives. 2010.
  2. ^ "Biography -Baldwin". Political Graveyard. 2011.
  3. ^ a b c
  4. ^ "Mary Isaacs Baldwin". Martinez News-Gazette. 2015.

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Condon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
William S. Mailliard
Preceded by
Harlan Hagen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Jerome R. Waldie

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