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William Matthew Ketchum (September 2, 1921 - June 24, 1978) was a U.S. Representative from Californiamarker.

Born in Los Angeles, Ketchum attended schools in Los Angeles County and military school in North Hollywood, Californiamarker.He attended Colorado School of Minesmarker from 1939 to 1940, and the University of Southern Californiamarker from 1940 to 1942.He entered the United States Army in 1942 and served in the Pacific before discharge in 1946.Recalled into service during the Korean War and served 1950-1953.He owned and operated a hardware and auto-supply store from 1946 to 1950.Salesman from 1953 to 1957.He engaged in cattle ranching and farming.He served as member of the Republican State Central committee from 1964 to 1966.He served as member of the California Assembly from 1967 to 1972.He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1968.

Ketchum was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the two succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1973, until his death in Bakersfieldmarker, on June 24, 1978.

Ketchum is survived by his sister Frances Lindenberg (February 23, 1914 - Present).

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