Name: Alfred John WESTLAND
RELA: 2nd cousin 2x removed
Birth: 14 DEC 1904 in Everett, Snohomish Co., WA
Census: 1910 Page 10A/240, ED 287, Ward 6, Precinct 2, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA
Census: 1920 2111 Rucker Ave., Page 1A, ED 158, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA
GRAD: 1926 University of Washington Law School, Seattle, WA
Occupation: 1930 Salesman, Brokerage
Census: 1930 14 W. Elm St. #409, Page 3B, ED 1556, Ward 42, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Military service BET 1940 AND FEB 1946 Commander, U.S. Navy
Elected BET 3 JAN 1953 AND 3 JAN 1965 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington
Death: 3 NOV 1982 in Pebble Beach, Monterey Co., CA
Burial: Arlington National Cem., Arlington, VA
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WESTLAND, Alfred John, a Representative from Washington; born in Everett, Snohomish County, Wash., December 14, 1904; attended the local schools and was graduated from the University of Washington Law School, Seattle, Wash., in 1926; engaged in the cotton goods business in New York City and Chicago, Ill., 1926-1930; in the investment brokerage business in Chicago, Ill., 1930-1936, and in Seattle, Wash., 1936-1941; enlisted in the United States Navy in the summer of 1940 and was commissioned a lieutenant (jg.) in November 1940; was called to active duty May 1, 1941; served in the Pacific until separated from the service as a commander in February 1946; returned to Everett, Wash., and operated an insurance agency until 1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty- third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1965); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; automobile dealer, Monterey, Calif.; was a resident of Pebble Beach, Calif, until his death there on November 3, 1982; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
A great golf player, on the Walker Cup Team in 1934 and 1953 that went to St. Andrews, Scotland, and who made the best talk on the radio of the crowd.
Walker Cup, Largest Winning Margin, Foursomes (36-Hole Match)
9 and 8-E. Harvie Ward Jr., and Jack Westland (U.S.) d. John D. A. Langley and Arthur H. Perowne, Kittansett Club, Marion, Mass., 1953
1952 (Aug.) Jack Westland d. Al Mengert, 3 & 2; Seattle (Wash.) G. C.
Jack Westland, of the Everett (Wash.) Golf and Country Club, at 47 the oldest winner in the history of the Championship, climaxed a long and illustrious golfing career by defeating Al Mengert, of Spokane, Wash., 3 and 2. Westland had reached the final in 1931 and lost to Francis Ouimet.
This all-Northwest final developed, appropriately enough, at the Seattle Golf Club in the Pacific Northwest. The championship was preceded by the first match for The Americas Cup, among amateur teams representing Canada, Mexico and the United States, and the United States team had won by a narrow margin.
The late Joe Dey, longtime executive director of the USGA and a museum believer, had as one of his favorite displays a walking stick, instead of a golf ball or club that was significant in a championship. It was used by Jack Westland when he won the 1952 U.S. Amateur, at age 47, still the oldest. "It was the most important equipment in my bag," he explained to Joe. "At 47, I was weary."
Father: Alfred John WESTLAND b: DEC 1859 in Kent, Ontario, Canada
Mother: Hortense Eva HORAN b: AUG 1872 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI
Marcia P. b: 24 NOV 1903
- Living WESTLAND
Helen GEIS b: 4 JUN 1917 in Kansas