Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SCHMITZ, John George (1930-2001)

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.

Wichita State University Library
Wichita, KS
Papers: 1970-1973, 60.5 linear feet.
The majority of this collection, from Congressman John G. Schmitz of California, contains newspaper clippings, books and pamphlets, and reference letters for military academy applicants. The collection reflects very little on John G. Schmitz's 1972 run for president, his membership in the John Birch Society, and his personal life and opinions. An unpublished register for the papers is available in the repository.


California State Library
California History Room
Sacramento, CA
Papers: In the John Stanton Political Campaign Collection, 1860-2007, amount unknown.
Persons represented include John G. Schmitz.


The Library of Virginia
Richmond, VA
Papers: In the Miscellaneous political campaign material, 1956-1989, 3.875 cubic feet.
Persons represented include John G. Schmitz.


University of California, Irvine
Special Collections and Archives
Irvine, CA
Papers: ca. 1968-1976, 0.6 linear foot.
This collection comprises news clippings, correspondence, memoranda, press releases and other papers related to the 1972 campaign of John G. Schmitz as the nominee of the American Party for President of the United States. Also included are news stories and publications by and about the national American Party and its affiliated state parties. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Robert E. Badham papers, 1962-1988, 117 linear feet.
Correspondents include John G. Schmitz.

Papers: In the California Political Publication and Ephemera Collection, ca. 1936-1989, 1.6 linear feet.
Persons represented include John G. Schmitz.

Papers: In the Don Meadows papers, 1824-1994, 89.3 linear feet.
Correspondents include John G. Schmitz.

  • Schmitz, John G. Stranger in the Arena. Santa Ana, CA: Rayline Printing Co., 1974.