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Jerry Voorhis
Voorhis
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1901
Date of Death: 1984
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Politician
Spouse: Alice Louise Livingston
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): United States Representative from California (1937-1947)
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): The Victorious Opposition
Type of Appearance: Direct
Occupation: Diplomat
Political Party: Socialist Party

Horace Jeremiah "Jerry" Voorhis (April 6, 1901 – September 11, 1984) was a Democratic politician from California. He served five terms in the U.S. Congress, representing the 12th Congressional district in southern California from 1937 to 1947. Voorhis was defeated for reelection in 1946 by Richard Nixon.

Jerry Voorhis in Southern VictoryEdit

Jerry Voorhis was a Socialist politician from California. He served as ambassador to the Confederate States under President Al Smith. In 1941, it fell to Voorhis to tell Confederate President Jake Featherston that President Smith had refused Featherston's ultimata demanding a complete US withdrawal from former Confederate territory ceded to the US after the Great War. Featherston declared Voorhis persona non grata, and the next day, the Second Great War began.[1]

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Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
John H. Hoeppel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 12th district
1937-1947
Succeeded by
Richard Nixon

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