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Charles Samuel Gubser (February 1, 1916 – August 20, 2011) was an American politician of the Republican Party who was a member of the United States House of Representatives from California from 1953 to 1974.

Charles Gubser
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1953 – December 31, 1974
Preceded byThomas H. Werdel
Succeeded byDon Edwards
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 29th district
In office
Preceded byJohn F. Thompson
Succeeded byBruce F. Allen
Personal details
Charles Samuel Gubser

(1916-02-01)February 1, 1916
Gilroy, California
DiedAugust 20, 2011(2011-08-20) (aged 95)
Fresno, California
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
OccupationTeacher, farmer

Born in Gilroy, California, Gubser attended the public schools and graduated from Gilroy Union High School in 1932. After attending San Jose State College for two years, Gubser graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in 1937, followed by two years of graduate work.[1][2] He taught at Gilroy Union High School from 1939 to 1943. Gubser had been a farmer since 1940. He served as member of the California State Assembly in 1951 and 1952.[1]

Gubser was first elected to represent California's 10th congressional district, which included San Jose and other parts of Santa Clara County, in 1952 and was sworn in on January 3, 1953.[1][3] After winning re-election ten times, Gubser did not run for re-election in 1974 and resigned his seat on December 31, 1974.

Gubser died in Fresno, California, where he had lived since 2005, on August 20, 2011 at age 95.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Gubser, Charles Samuel". US Congress. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Rep. Gubser leads homecoming parade", The Spartan Daily, San Jose State College, p. 3, October 27, 1965
  3. ^ a b Estepa, Jessica. "Ex-Rep. Charles Gubser of California Dies". Roll Call. Retrieved January 18, 2013.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas H. Werdel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Don Edwards