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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.
00146964 Valley Times Collection; HCNVT_d056_f17_i8 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/125492
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 Paintings Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)