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Receives portrait
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Valley Times Photo Collection;
Wilde, William H
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends. This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Clair Engle was born in Bakersfield, California on September 21, 1911. He was a member of the Democratic Party, moving up the ranks to become a United States Representative in 1944 and then Senator in 1958. In August, 1963, he underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor, which left him partially paralyzed. Engle is best remembered for participating in the vote breaking the filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the US Senate while partially paralyzed and unable to speak. He died on July 30, 1964.
Photograph caption dated November 14, 1958 reads “California’s new senator-elect, Clair Engle, third from left, and his wife, Lou, extreme left, were recently honored in Woodland Hills where he received oil painting. Others are, from left, Edith Seros, Michael Ram, artist who painted portrait, and Edna Weisbart. Engle leaves for Washington, D.C., next week.”
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Engle, Clair, 1911-1964
Legislators--United States
Politicians--California--Los Angeles
Political candidates--California--Los Angeles
Artists--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Portrait paintings
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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