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HOLT, Joseph Franklin, III (1924-1997)

HOLT, JOSEPH FRANKLIN, III, a Representative from California; born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., July 6, 1924; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., with his parents when one year of age; attended the public schools; enlisted as a private in the United States Marine Corps and was called to active duty in July 1943; discharged as a second lieutenant in October 1945; returned to the University of Southern California, B.S. in 1947; engaged in the insurance business and then entered the public relations field; State president of the Young Republicans of California; in January 1951 was recalled to active duty with the Marine Corps and volunteered for duty in Korea; awarded the Purple Heart; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1961); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960; unsuccessful candidate in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; business consultant; died in Santa Maria, Calif. July 14, 1997; interment in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, Calif.