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William E. Dannemeyer
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 39th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byCharles E. Wiggins
Succeeded byEdward R. Royce
Personal details
BornSeptember 22, 1929(1929-09-22)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
DiedJuly 9, 2019(2019-07-09) (aged 89)
Thousand Palms, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

William Edwin Dannemeyer (September 22, 1929 – July 9, 2019) was a conservative American politician, activist, and author. He was known for his criticism of homosexuality.[1][2] He was the honorary national chairman of Citizens For a Better America.[3] He served as U.S. Representative from the 39th Congressional District of California from 1979 to 1993.

Dannemeyer died of dementia in Thousand Palms, California on July 9, 2019, aged 89.[4]


  1. Laris, Michael (8 Apr 2002). "Anti-Tax In Loudoun, Anti-Gay Everywhere; Local Supervisor Leads National Lobbying Effort". The Washington Post: 01. 
  2. HINES, CRAGG (31 Jan 1996). "CAMPAIGN 96/PRESIDENT/Religious right's support critical in Iowa caucuses". Houston Chronicle: 1. 
  3. Citizens For a Better America
  4. Mouchard, Andre; Staggs, Brooke (July 9, 2019). Obit: Rep. William Dannemeyer, a face of Orange County conservatism in the age of Reagan. 

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