Pete McCloskey

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Pete McCloskey
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by Burt L. Talcott
Succeeded by Ed Zschau
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 17th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Preceded by Glenn M. Anderson
Succeeded by John Hans Krebs
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 11th district
In office
December 12, 1967 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by J. Arthur Younger
Succeeded by Leo Ryan
Personal details
Born Paul Norton McCloskey, Jr.
(1927-09-29) September 29, 1927 (age 91)
Loma Linda, California
Political party Democratic (since 2007)
Other political
affiliations
Republican (1948–2007)
Residence Woodside, California
Alma mater Occidental College
California Institute of Technology
Stanford University (graduated 1950)
Stanford Law School (1953)
Religion Presbyterian
Awards Navy Cross
Silver Star
Purple Heart (2)
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy (1945–1947)
United States Marine Corps (1950–1952)
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (1952–1974)
Years of service 1945–1964
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Korean War

Paul Norton "Pete" McCloskey, Jr. (born September 29, 1927) is an American politician. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing California from 1967 to 1983. He ran on an anti-war platform for the Republican nomination for President in 1972 but was defeated by incumbent President Richard Nixon.[1]

In April 2007, McCloskey switched his affiliation to the Democratic Party. He is a decorated United States Marine Corps veteran of combat during the Korean War, being awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, and two awards of the Purple Heart.

References[change | change source]

  1. "White knight in a battle-bus". The Economist. 2006-06-01. Retrieved 2007-08-05.