Bernice Frederic “Bernie” Sisk

Bernice Frederic “Bernie” Sisk

Montague, Montague County, Texas, USA
Death 25 Oct 1995 (aged 84)
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Burial Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Prayer 135 D 3
Memorial ID 172048053 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Democrat from the California 16th District from 1954 to 1978. Mr. Sisk defeated the republican candidate whose party held control of the district since 1913 for all but ten years. Mr. Sisk was a member of the House Rules and the Agriculture Committees. He was the Chair of the Cotton Sub-committee and was instrumental in healing the differences between the southern and western cotton producers. He was a major political force for the establishment of the Central Valley Project in California. The dam at the San Luis Reservoir was renamed the B.F. Sisk Dam. His name is on the federal building in Fresno. His first wife was Reta M. Sisk who died in 1986. His second wife was Virgie Mitchell Sisk.

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