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WE REMEMBER
 
NAME: George Kasem
Rank: US Congressman
Branch: US Army Air Corps
Status: Honorable Discharge
Billet: Combat World War II

California Congressman George A. Kasem, age 82, a lawyer who was believed to be the first Arab American elected to Congress, died of pneumonia Feb. 11 in Carlsbad, California.

Mr. Kasem, a Democrat, represented a Los Angeles area district for one term in the House of Representatives, from 1959 to 1961. He lost his bid for reelection and returned to his law practice.

He was born to parents of Lebanese descent in Drumright, Okla., and moved to California as a teenager. He served with the Army Air Forces in Europe and North Africa during World War II. After the war, he graduated from the University of Southern California and its law school.

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Thank you for your Contributions
George, APAAM would like to thank you for your contributions to America. You have truly paved the way for the Arab American Community as a whole. You will be remembered and sorely missed. May you rest in peace.


Signed,
Jamal Baadani
on behalf of APAAM
 

 

 

 

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