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Delwin Morgan Clawson (January 11, 1914 – May 5, 1992) was an American politician. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives He also served as mayor of Compton, California.

Del M. Clawson
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
June 11, 1963 – December 31, 1978
Preceded byClyde Doyle (23rd)
Jerry Pettis (33rd)
Succeeded byThomas M. Rees (23rd)
Wayne R. Grisham (33rd)
Constituency23rd district (1963–75)
33rd district (1975–78)
Mayor of Compton, California
In office
Preceded byFrank G. Bussing
Succeeded byChester R. Crain
City Council of Compton, California
In office
Personal details
Delwin Morgan Clawson[1]

(1914-01-11)January 11, 1914[1]
Thatcher, Arizona, U.S.[1]
DiedMay 5, 1992(1992-05-05) (aged 78)[1]
Downey, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materGila College

Clawson was born in Thatcher, Arizona and attended Gila College there 1933–1934. He was manager of the Mutual Housing Association of Compton, 1947–1963.

Clawson was elected as a member of the City Council of Compton and served 1953–1957. He then served as mayor of Compton, California 1957–1963. After the death of Clyde Doyle, he was elected as a Republican to the 88th Congress, by special election. He was reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until his retirement at the end of his last term on December 31, 1978.

Personal lifeEdit

Clawson was a Latter-day Saint.[2] He was the son of Charles M. Clawson and Edna Allen.[1]


Clawson died in Downey, California on May 5, 1992.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]". United States: The Generations Network. 2015. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-02-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank G. Bussing
Mayor of Compton, California
Succeeded by
Chester R. Crain
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clyde Doyle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas M. Rees
Preceded by
Jerry L. Pettis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 33rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Wayne R. Grisham

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