Alfred John "Jack" Westland (December 14, 1904 – November 3, 1982) was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1953 to 1965. He represented the Second Congressional District of Washington as a Republican. He was also an accomplished amateur golfer.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Washington's 2nd district
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1965
|Preceded by||Scoop Jackson|
|Succeeded by||Lloyd Meeds|
Alfred John Westland
December 14, 1904
Everett, Washington, U.S.
|Died||November 3, 1982 (aged 77)|
Pebble Beach, California, U.S.
(m. 1931; div. 1957)
Helen Geis (m. 1959)
|Alma mater||University of Washington Law School|
|Full name||Alfred John Westland|
|Born||December 14, 1904|
|Died||November 3, 1982 (aged 77)|
Pebble Beach, California
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T53: 1953|
|U.S. Open||T41: 1934|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|U.S. Amateur||Won: 1952|
|British Amateur||T33: 1934|
Westland was born in Everett, Washington. He was elected to the House in 1952, taking the seat previously held by Democrat Scoop Jackson who had won election to the United States Senate. Westland was re-elected in 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, and 1962. He was defeated in 1964 by Democrat Lloyd Meeds. Westland subsequently moved to California, where he lived until his death in 1982.
Westland was an accomplished amateur golfer for over 25 years. He won the 1929 French Amateur. He finished runner-up to Francis Ouimet in the 1931 U.S. Amateur. He won the 1933 Western Amateur and played on three Walker Cup teams (1932, 1934, 1953). He was also non-playing captain of the 1961 team. In 1952, at the age of 47, Westland won the U.S. Amateur over Al Mengert. He is the oldest golfer ever to win the Amateur.
Westland also won the Pacific Northwest Amateur four times (1938, 1939, 1940, 1951), the Washington State Amateur three times (1924, 1947, 1948) and the Chicago District Amateur three times (1927, 1929, 1934).
In 1978, Westland was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Association's Hall of Fame.
Tournament wins (13)Edit
- 1924 Washington State Amateur
- 1927 Chicago District Amateur
- 1929 French Amateur, Chicago District Amateur
- 1933 Western Amateur
- 1934 Chicago District Amateur
- 1938 Pacific Northwest Amateur
- 1939 Pacific Northwest Amateur
- 1940 Pacific Northwest Amateur
- 1947 Washington State Amateur
- 1948 Washington State Amateur
- 1951 Pacific Northwest Amateur
- 1952 U.S. Amateur
Amateur majors shown in bold.
Amateur wins (1)Edit
|1952||U.S. Amateur||3 & 2||Al Mengert|
|The Amateur Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Amateur Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||R64||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Amateur Championship||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Amateur Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Amateur Championship||DNP||DNP|
LA = Low Amateur
NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
DNQ = Did not qualify for match play portion
R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
U.S. national team appearancesEdit
- Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 199. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
- "Ex-congressman Westland dies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Lewiston, Idaho. November 6, 1982. p. A-2. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
- PNGA Hall of Fame profile Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine
- "Amateur Golf Kings Of Four Nations To Compete In National Tourney". The Evening Independent. St. Petersburg, Florida. July 24, 1929. p. 11. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
- 1931 U.S. Amateur
- 1932 Walker Cup
- 1934 Walker Cup Archived July 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- 1953 Walker Cup
- 1952 U.S. Amateur Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine
- USGA Championship Database Archived December 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- www.masters.com Archived July 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- "Our Yanks Left In British Amateur". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. AP. May 24, 1934. p. 19. Retrieved March 3, 2011.