SCHMITZ, JOHN GEORGE, a Representative from California; born in Milwaukee, Wis., August
12, 1930; B.S., Marquette University, 1952; M.A., California State College,
Long Beach, Calif., 1960; served as a Marine Corps jet fighter and helicopter
pilot, 1952-1960; lieutenant colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve,
1960-1983; instructor in philosophy and political science, Santa Ana (now
Rancho Santiago) College; member of the California state senate, 1964-1970;
elected as a Republican, by special election to the Ninety-first Congress to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James B.
Utt; reelected to the Ninety-second Congress (June 30, 1970-January 3, 1973);
unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress;
unsuccessful presidential candidate for the American Party in 1972;
unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress;
member of the California state senate, 1978-1982; died on January 10, 2001, in
Washington, D.C.; interment at Arlington National Cemetery.