Medal of Honor Recipient
Edouard Victor Michel IzacClass of 1915
- Member of 75th Congress, 1937-1947 - California(D)
Edouard Victor Michel Izac, was a Representative from California. He was born in Cresco, Howard County, Iowa on December 18, 1891. He attended the School of the Assumption, Cresco, Iowa. He then attended the high school at South St. Paul, Minn., and Werntz Preparatory School, Annapolis, Md.. He was graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, in 1915. He served in the United States Navy as ensign, lieutenant (jg), and senior lieutenant until forced to retire in 1921 on account of wounds received while a prisoner of war in Germany. He was awarded Congressional Medal of Honor, the Croce di Guerra of Italy, and the Cross of Montenegro.He relocated in San Diego, Calif., and engaged in newspaper work and writing from 1922-1928. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress but was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1940 and 1944. He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1947). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress. He raised thoroughbred cattle on a farm in Gordonsville, Va., before residing in Bethesda, Md.. He was a resident of Fairfax, Va., from 1988 until his death there on January 18, 1990; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.