Jerome R. Waldie

Jerome Russell Waldie (born February 15, 1925) is a former U.S. Representative from California.

Early life

Born in Antioch, California, Waldie attended Antioch public schools. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1950, and earned a law degree from the university's Boalt Hall School of Law in 1953. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946.

Political career

Waldie served as a Democratic member of the California State Assembly from 1959 to 1966, as majority leader from 1961 to 1966. He was then elected to the Eighty-ninth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative John F. Baldwin. He was reelected to each of the four succeeding Congresses, serving from (June 7, 1966 to January 3, 1975).

Waldie did not run for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974, running instead a losing campaign for the Democratic nomination for Governor of California.


As an ex-Congressman, Waldie served as a public advocate. He was chairman of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission from 1978 to 1979, the executive director of the White House Conference on Aging (1980). He also served as member of the California Agricultural Relations Board from 1981 to 1985. He currently resides in Placerville, California.


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