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Clarence Frederick Lea (July 11, 1874 – June 20, 1964) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born near Highland Springs, California, in southwestern Lake County, Lea attended Lakeport Academy in Lakeport, and Stanford University. He obtained a degree in law from the University of Denver, in Denver, Colorado, in 1898. Lea was admitted to the bar the same year and began practicing in Santa Rosa, California. He served as district attorney of Sonoma County, 1907-1917, and as president of the District Attorney's Association of California in 1916 and 1917.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-January 3, 1949). Lea served as chairman of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-ninth Congresses). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1948. Lea engaged in public relations work in Washington, D.C. from 1949 to 1954. He died in Santa Rosa, California, June 20, 1964. Lea is interred in Franklin Avenue Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Kent
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 1st congressional district

1917–1949
Succeeded by
Hubert B. Scudder

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


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