Glenard P. Lipscomb

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Glenard P. Lipscomb
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 24th district
In office
November 10, 1953 – February 1, 1970
Preceded by C. Norris Poulson
Succeeded by John H. Rousselot
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 56th district
In office
1948 – January 3, 1953
Personal details
Born (1915-08-19)August 19, 1915
Jackson County, Michigan, U.S.
Died February 1, 1970(1970-02-01) (aged 54)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Virginia Sognalian Lipscomb
Alma mater University of Southern California
Woodbury University
Profession accountant

Glenard Paul (Glen) Lipscomb (August 19, 1915 – February 1, 1970) was a United States Congressman from the state of California.

Born in Jackson County, Michigan, Lipscomb moved to California with his parents in 1920, where the family settled in Los Angeles. He was educated in the Los Angeles public schools, including Belmont High School (Los Angeles, California). After attending the University of Southern California and Woodbury College (now in Burbank), he became an accountant.

He served in the Army's Financial Corps during World War II and in 1947 was elected to the California State Assembly 56th district, where he served until 1953. That year he won a special election to the U.S. House to replace Norris Poulson, representing California's twenty-fourth district.

Lipscomb continued to serve in the House for the remainder of his life. He died of intestinal cancer at Bethesda Naval Hospital at the age of 54 on February 1, 1970 and is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills. The submarine USS Glenard P. Lipscomb was named after him.[1]

Lipscomb was married to Virginia Sognalian Lipscomb, a classmate at Belmont.

For a short time a BSA camp near Big Bear Lake was named after him: Camp Lipscomb.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
C. Norris Poulson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
John H. Rousselot