Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dalip Singh Saund

Country of origin: India

Dalip Singh Saund (Punjabi: ਦਲੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਾਓੁਂਦ) (September 20, 1899–April 22, 1973) was a member of the United States House of Representatives. He served the 29th District of California from January 3, 1957–January 3, 1963. He was the first Asian American, Indian American and Sikh member of the United States Congress. He is to date the only Sikh to have served in Congress, though Congressman Martin Hoke (R-OH) lived as a Sikh for a period of time in the 1970s.

To read more about Dalip Singh Saund, visit his page on Wikipedia.

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