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Charles K. Fletcher

Charles Kimball Fletcher (December 15, 1902 – September 29, 1985) was an American banker and Republican politician from San Diego, California.

Charles K. Fletcher
Charles K. Fletcher (California Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 23rd district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byEdouard Izac
Succeeded byClinton D. McKinnon
Personal details
Born(1902-12-15)December 15, 1902
San Diego, California
DiedSeptember 29, 1985(1985-09-29) (aged 82)
San Diego, California
Political partyRepublican

Early lifeEdit

Fletcher was born 1902 to "Colonel" Ed Fletcher and Mary C. Fletcher in San Diego and graduated from San Diego High School where he set several swimming records, including an unofficial world record time in the 220 yard breaststroke.[1] Fletcher went on to Stanford University, where he was captain of the school's water polo team, which won the national championship in 1924, the year he graduated.[2] He is a member of both the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame and the San Diego Hall of Champions.[1][2]

Fletcher also attended Pembroke College, Oxford University, England, in 1934.[3]

Business careerEdit

After graduation, he went into the savings and loan business. He founded Home Federal Savings & Loan Association in 1934, serving as its president until 1959 when he became chairman of the board of directors.[3]

During World War II, Fletcher served as a lieutenant with the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1945. He served as a member of California Commission on Correctional Facilities and Services from 1955 to 1957.[3]

Political careerEdit

Fletcher was elected to the 80th United States Congress, serving one term from 1947–1949. He lost his bid for reelection in 1948.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Fletcher married and had at least one son, Charles K. "Kim", Jr., who later was chair of Home Federal. He lived in San Diego until his death from cancer in 1985. He was cremated and the ashes were scattered off the coast of Del Mar, California.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Charles K. Fletcher". San Diego Hall of Champions. Archived from the original on June 17, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Charles Fletcher". Stanford University. Retrieved September 5, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". United States Congress. Retrieved September 6, 2012.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edouard V. M. Izac
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 23rd congressional district

1947-1949
Succeeded by
Clinton D. McKinnon