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Encyclopedia > Dalip Singh Saund
Dalip Singh Saund
Preceded by George Brown, Jr.
Succeeded by John J. Phillips

Born September 20, 1899(1899-09-20)
Chhajulwadi, Punjab, India
Died April 22, 1973
Nationality American Flag of the United States
Political party Democratic
Religion Sikh

Dalip Singh Saund (September 20, 1899April 22, 1973) was a member of the United States House of Representatives. He served the 29th district of the state of California from January 3, 1957January 3, 1963. He was the first Asian American, Indian American and Sikh member of the United States Congress. George Brown, Jr. ... For other persons named John Phillips, see John Phillips (disambiguation). ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Punjab/ پنجاب province of Pakistan is part of the larger Punjab region. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... For an article on American Indians see Native Americans. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political...


Born in Chhajulwadi, Punjab, India, to a Sikh family , he received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Punjab in 1919. The Punjab/ پنجاب province of Pakistan is part of the larger Punjab region. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... For other degrees, see Academic degree. ... University of Punjab is located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


He immigrated to the United States, originally to study agriculture at the University of California, Berkeley. While at the university, he obtained a master's degree (1922) and a Ph.D. (1924), both in mathematics. He thereafter remained in the United States, becoming a successful farmer. Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ...


Later, he campaigned to allow "Hindus," as all people of South Asian descent were called at that time, to become naturalized citizens. After the Luce-Celler Act was passed in 1946, he applied for naturalization and became an American citizen in 1949. He ran for election in 1950 as a Justice of the Peace for Westmoreland township, California, and won the election, but his election was thrown out as he had been a citizen for less than a year. He later ran again for the same post and won. The Luce-Celler Act of 1946 was proposed by Republican Clara Booth Luce and Democrat Emanuel Celler in 1943 and signed into being by President Harry Truman on July 2nd, 1946, granting naturalization rights to Filipinos and Indians. ... Westmorland is a city located in Imperial County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


In November 1955, he announced his campaign to run for the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat and won an election for an open seat against a Republican aviator, Jacqueline Cochran. He was re-elected twice, becoming the first Asian American and Indian American member of Congress. In May 1962, he suffered a severe stroke which left him unable to speak at all, or walk without assistance, thus ending his congressional career. Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Jacqueline Cochran (11 May 1906 – 9 August 1980) was a pioneer American aviatrix, considered to be one of the most gifted race pilots of her generation. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... For an article on American Indians see Native Americans. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ...


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Preceded by
John J. Phillips
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 29th congressional district

19571963
Succeeded by
George Brown, Jr.

 
 

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