Charles M. Teague
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Born in Santa Paula, California, Teague's family has long been involved in citrus farming. His father was a founder of Sunkist Growers, Incorporated and his brother Milton headed the organization for some time. He attended the public schools and graduated from Stanford University in 1931 and from Stanford Law School in 1934.
Teague was admitted to the bar in 1934 and commenced the practice of law in Los Angeles and Ventura. He served in the United States Air Force from 1942 to 1946, and was awarded the Air Force commendation ribbon.
Teague was elected as a Republican representative to the 84th United States Congress, and to the nine succeeding Congresses. He served from January 3, 1955, until his death from a heart attack in Santa Paula on January 1, 1974. In the House, he served as ranking Republican on the House Agriculture Committee and was also a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.
Charles M. Teague was cremated, and his ashes interred in family plot at the Santa Paula Cemetery.
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