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Burt L. Talcott

Burt L. Talcott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by Bernice F. Sisk
Succeeded by Leon Panetta
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1975
Preceded by Bernice F. Sisk
Succeeded by Pete McCloskey
Personal details
Born Burt Lacklen Talcott
(1920-02-22) February 22, 1920
Billings, Montana
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lee Taylor (m.1942–2010; her death)
Alma mater Stanford University
Military service
Service/branch United States Army Air Corps
Years of service 1942–1945
Awards Air Medal, Purple Heart

Burt Lacklen Talcott (born February 22, 1920) is a former member of the United States Congress from the State of California.

Contents

  • Military career 1
  • Political career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Military career

Born in Billings, Montana, Talcott received his degree from Stanford University in 1942, after which he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps where he became a bomber pilot. On a mission in a B-24[1] over Austria, Talcott was shot down and captured, spending 14 months in a German Prisoner-of-war camp. Upon his discharge from the military in 1945 he received the Air Medal and Purple Heart with clusters.[2]

Political career

After holding various county offices, Talcott was elected to the 88th United States Congress as a Republican and served an additional seven terms (January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1977) before losing his seat in 1976 to Leon Panetta.[3] Since then Talcott has worked on a variety of private and public legislative work.

Personal life

He currently (Feb. 2014) resides in Tacoma, Washington with his son and daughter-in-law, Ron & "Gigi" Talcott. He was elected to serve on the Charter Review Commission Dist. 7 Pos. 3 of Pierce County.[2] His wife, Lee Taylor, whom he married in 1942, died in 2010.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1969/09/21/page/8/article/pows-plight-familiar-to-2-in-congress
  2. ^ a b "Burt Talcott:Candidate Details". Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  3. ^ McCloskey, Pete (19 December 2002). "Crises in Both Parties".  
  4. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thecalifornian/obituary.aspx?n=lee-talcott&pid=144912384

External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bernice F. Sisk
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 12th congressional district

January 3, 1963–January 3, 1975
Succeeded by
Pete McCloskey
Preceded by
Bernice F. Sisk
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 16th congressional district

January 3, 1975–January 3, 1977
Succeeded by
Leon Panetta
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