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Committee :


Subcommittees :

43D District

Riverside, Imperial and San Diego Counties

Congress of the United States


House of Representatives

Washington D.C. 20515

May 9, 1973

Washington, D.C. 20515
Telephone: (202) 225-2305


District Offices :
4075 Main Street, Suite 275
Riverside, California 92502
Telephone: (714) 682-9233


202 E. Street, Suite D
Brawley, California 92227
Telephone: (714) 344-3033


On Tuesday, May 15, the Speaker of the House of Representatives has granted a “Special Order of Business” to allow Members of Congress to pay tribute to the late Congressman Dalip S. Saund. At that time, many of my colleagues will join me in this memorial to “Judge” Saund who passed away on April 22 in Los Angeles.

In addition to the special program on the House Floor, there will be a memorial ceremony in Room- H-107 of the U.S. Capitol at 2:00 p.m.

I know you had a particularly close association with “Judge” Saund, and I want to extend a personal invitation to you to attend these activities.

As you are aware, “Judge” Saund was the first native of India ever elected to public office in the United States and also the first elected to Congress. He was greatly admired by all who knew him and held in highest esteem by his associates.

Please come to my office before noon on May 15 th to arrange for admission to the House Chambers. I hope we will see you then.

Sincerely yours,
Victor V. Veysey
Victor V. Veysey
Member of Congress


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, by special order, has set aside one half hour on Tuesday afternoon May 15, 1973 for Congressional tributes to be paid to

Judge Dalip Singh Saund (1899 Amritsar – 1973 Los Angeles) Member of the House, 1956-1962

You are invited to a memorial service (recitations from the Sikh scriptures) in the Capitol, Rm. H-107 from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm. The Service has been organized with the assistance of the Saund Memorial Committee.

Saund Memorial Committee

Gurdial Singh Dhillon, Speaker, Indian Parliament
M.S. Dhupia, New Delhi
Ganga Singh Dhillon, Washington D.C.
Narinder S. Kapany, San Francisco
Ray Mallack, Washington D.C.
Harbans Lal, Rhode Island
Joginder Singh Mann, Punjab
Amarjit S. Marwak, Los Angeles
Yash Palm Editor, Milap, India
S.S. Sarna, New York
Dalip Singh Saund, Jr., Los Angeles
Karnail Singh, New Delhi
Umrao Singh, Minister, Punjab Government
Shamser Singh, Washington D.C.
and the Presidents of the:
Golden Temple, SGPC, Amritsar
Sikh Temple, El Centro
Sikh Temple, Los Angeles
Sikh Temple, New York
Sikh Temple, Stockton
Sikh Temple, Washington D. C.
Sikh Temple, Yuba City