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Lionel Van Deerlin
Birth: Jul. 25, 1914
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: May 17, 2008
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

US Congressman, Journalist. After serving in World War II as an Army staff member of the Stars and Stripes newspaper, he returned to California and was city editor of the San Diego Journal from 1952 to 1961. In 1963, he was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth Congress and to the eight succeeding Congresses, serving until 1981. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he became a journalist for the San Diego Tribune, was news director for XETV Channel 6, television station and was a professor emeritus, at San Diego State University. He died of a heart attack. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Mary Josephine Van Deerlin (1915 - 2007)*
 
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Burial:
All Saints Cemetery
San Luis Rey
San Diego County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: May 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26938980
Lionel Van Deerlin
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- Susan Mccay
 Added: Apr. 18, 2015

- purple-lady
 Added: May. 17, 2009
During WWII, Sgt Van Deerlin was a member of C Battery, 309th FA BN, 78th Division and served in the European Theater.
- James L. Cooper
 Added: Mar. 1, 2009
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