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WIGGINS, Charles Edward (1927-2000)

WIGGINS, CHARLES EDWARD, a Representative from California; born in El Monte, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 3, 1927; attended the public schools in El Monte, Calif.; B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1953; LL.B., University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Calif., 1956; United States Army,1945-1948 and 1950-1952; lawyer, private practice; member, El Monte Planning Commission, El Monte, Calif., 1954-1960; councilman, El Monte, Calif., 1960-1964; mayor of El Monte, Calif., 1964-1966; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, October 11, 1984-March 2, 2000; died on March 2, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nev.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Va.

California State Archives
Sacramento, CA
Oral History: In the Ronald B. Cameron Oral History, 1990, 167 pages.
The interview with Ronald B. Cameron was conducted by Phillip L. Gianos for the Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton for the State Government Oral History Program, California State Archives. Charles Edward Wiggins is discussed in the interview.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Charles E. Wiggins, Republican Representative from California. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.