John Joseph McFall (February 20 1918 – March 7 2006) was a Democratic member of the
House of Representatives, representing the state of California, rising to the position of House
Early life and career
born in Buffalo, New
York. He and his family moved to Manteca,
California where he attended school, and in 1936 graduated
from Modesto Junior
College. In 1938 he graduated from the University of
California, Berkeley, and obtained his law degree there in 1941.
His career as an attorney
was interrupted by
a stint in the Security
from 1942 to 1946.
McFall became a Manteca councilman.
elected to the state assembly
and served there until his election to the United States Congress
McFall served eleven terms in Congress, but lost his bid for
re-election to a 12th term in 1978.