Victor Veysey

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Victor Veysey
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1st Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
In office
March 1975 – January 1977
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Michael Blumenfeld
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 43rd district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Clair Burgener
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 38th district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by John V. Tunney
Succeeded by George Brown, Jr.
Personal details
Born Victor Vincent Veysey
(1915-04-14)April 14, 1915
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
Died February 13, 2001(2001-02-13) (aged 85)
Hemet, California, U.S.
Resting place Riverview Cemetery
Brawley, California, U.S.
Political party Republican

Victor Vincent Veysey (April 14, 1915 – February 13, 2001) was an American Republican politician.


Born in 1915 in Los Angeles, California, Veysey grew up in Brawley and Eagle Rock, graduating from Eagle Rock High School.[2] He received a BS in civil engineering from Caltech in 1936 and an MBA from Harvard University in 1938.[2] He also did graduate work at Stanford University.[1]


Veysey was a professor at Caltech from 1938 to 1940 and from 1941 to 1946, and at Stanford University from 1940 to 1941.

He subsequently moved to the Imperial Valley where he farmed.

He became a member of the Brawley School Board in 1955, a member of the Imperial Valley College Board in 1960 and a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Advisory Commission in 1959.

In 1963 Veysey was elected to the California State Assembly. In 1970 he was elected to congress and reelected in 1972. He was a delegate to the 1972 Republican National Convention. In the Watergate year of 1974, he was narrowly defeated by Democratic West Covina Mayor James F. Lloyd.

Between 1975 and 1977 he was Assistant Secretary for Civil Works for the U.S. Army.

In 1983, he was Secretary for Industrial Relations for the State of California.

Veysey died in 2001 while living in Hemet and is buried at Riverview Cemetery, in Brawley.


  1. ^ a b "Veysey, Victor Vincent, (1915 - 2001)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Victor V. Veysey". Oral History Project (Interview). Interview with Shirley K. Cohen. California Institute of Technology. February 4, 1994. Retrieved November 25, 2016. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John V. Tunney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 38th congressional district

Succeeded by
George Brown, Jr.
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 43rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Clair Burgener
Government offices
Preceded by
New Office
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
March 1975–January 1977
Succeeded by
Michael Blumenfeld