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George E. Danielson

George Elmore Danielson (February 20, 1915 – September 12, 1998) was an American Democratic politician and judge from California. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1982.

George E. Danielson
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
January 3, 1971 – March 9, 1982
Preceded byGeorge Brown Jr. (29th)
Edward R. Roybal (30th)
Succeeded byAugustus F. Hawkins (29th)
Matthew G. Martínez (30th)
Constituency29th district (1971–75)
30th district (1975–82)
Member of the California State Senate
from the 27th district
In office
Preceded byRobert D. Williams
Succeeded byDavid Roberti
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 48th district
In office
Preceded byFrank Lanterman
Succeeded byDavid Roberti
Personal details
Born(1915-02-20)February 20, 1915
Wausa, Nebraska
DiedSeptember 12, 1998(1998-09-12) (aged 83)
Monterey Park, California
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gladys C. "Candy" Danielson


Born in Wausa, Nebraska, Danielson attended Wayne State Teachers College before earning his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1937 and 1939, respectively. He was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1939 to 1944 and served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1944 to 1946. He was an Assistant United States Attorney from 1949 to 1951 and thereafter entered private practice.[1][2]

Danielson was twice elected to the California State Assembly, serving from 1963 to 1967, and to the California State Senate, serving from 1967 to 1971. In 1970, he was elected to his first of six terms to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served on the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon and voted in favor of three of the articles. Danielson resigned from Congress on March 9, 1982 after being appointed an associate justice on the California Court of Appeal in the Second District, Division Three by Governor Jerry Brown.[1][2][3]

Danielson retired from the bench in April 1992. He died on September 12, 1998 of heart failure in Monterey Park, California.[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c United States Congress. "George E. Danielson (id: D000043)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  2. ^ a b c Folkart, Burt A. (1998-09-17). "George Danielson; Appeals Court Judge, Legislator". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  3. ^ George E. Danielson California Courts: The Judicial Branch of California. Retrieved 2018-07-21.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Brown Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 29th congressional district

Succeeded by
Augustus F. Hawkins
Preceded by
Edward R. Roybal
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 30th congressional district

Succeeded by
Matthew G. Martínez