Election returns courtesy of Richard Winger. Biographical data (links) from cited references and from other sources which appear to the Editor to be trustworthy.

Office Candidate Name Vote Total % Vote

1875

Governor

W.E. Lovett 356 0.29

Lieutenant Governor

W.D. Hobson 242 0.20

Controller

Joel Russell 262 0.21

Treasurer

C.P. Thompson 258 0.21

1882

Governor

R.H. McDonald 5,772 3.51

Lieutenant Governor

William Simons 3,783 2.30

Justice, Supreme Court

Anson Brunson 2,860 1.74
 
Jackson Temple 2,402 1.47

Controller

H.W. Rice 2,435 1.49

Treasurer

J.B. Mullen 2,971 1.80

Attorney General

Will D. Gould 2,897 1.76

Surveyor

E.K. Hill 3,116 1.89

Clerk

William Crowhurst 3,176 1.93

Supt. Public Instruction

H.A. Grant 2,854 1.73

Congressman-at-Large

A.B. Hotchkiss 2,786 1.69
J. Yarnell 2,722 1.66

1886  

Governor

Joel Russell 6,432 3.51

Lt. Governor

A.D. Boren 5,836 3.01

Secretary of State

Frank E. Kellogg 4,498 2.33

Controller

J.A. Fairbanks 4,921 2.52

Treasurer

H.S. Graves 5,822 3.00

Attorney General

George Babcock 5,146 2.63

Surveyor

George B. Tolman 5,976 3.05

Clerk of Supreme Court

Julius Lyons 5,258 2.72

Supt. Public Instruction

D.A. Mobley 3,868 2.01

Judge, Supreme Court

William C. Murphy 5,292 2.76

1888  

Judge Superior Court

Robert Thompson 5,261 2.11

1890  

Governor

John Bidwell 10,073 3.98

Lieutenant Governor

A.M. Hough 6,878 2.72

Secretary of State

F.E. Kellogg 6,466 2.56

Surveyor

E.M. Chase 6,476 2.56

Clerk

J.T. Price 6,455 2.56

Supt. Public Instr.

Miss S.M. Severance 6,478 2.60

Controller

Marcus C. Winchester 8,405 3.32

Treasurer

Henry French 6,563 2.60

Attorney General

C.H. Dunn 8,603 3.40

Justice, Supr. Court

Robert Thompson 5,645 2.24
 
S.C. Brown 4,011 1.66

Congr. Dist 1 (north)

L.B. Scranton 759 1.93

     short term

L.B. Scranton 323 1.02
Congr. Dist. 2
    (Mer-Chi-Tah)
J.S. Witherell 912 2.40
Congr. Dist. 3
    (Sac-eb-Marin)
O.O. Felkner 774 2.06
Congr. Dist. 4
    (San Francisco)
Joseph Rowell 50 0.19
Congr. Dist. 5
    (San M-San C)
E.F. Howe 574 1.32

Congr. Dist. 6 (southern)

O.R. Dougherty 3,130 4.77

1892

Congr. 1 (north)

C.C. Swafford (Peo) 315 0.93

Congr. 2 (Sac/Sierra)

C.H. Dunn 1,307 3.35

Congr. 3 (east bay)

L.B. Scranton 671 2.20

               (short term)

L.B. Scranton 34 write-in

Congr. 4 (San Fran)

Henry Collins 296 0.97

Congr. 5 (SF/San J)

William Kelly 771 2.44

Congr. 6 (Los Ang)

O.R. Dougherty 1,805 4.91

Congr. 7 (south east)

M.B. Harris 1,844 4.83

1894

Governor

Henry French 10,561 3.70

Lieutenant Governor

C.H. Dunn 10,788 3.86

Secretary of State

M.C. Winchester 8,262 3.02

Controller

H. Clay Needham 8,224 2.99

Treasurer

W.H. Magoon 9,211 3.37

Attorney General

C.P. Dorland 10,145 3.77

Supt. Publ. Instr.

R.F. Burns 10,483 3.84

State Printer

A.G. Sheehan 9,321 3.44

Justice, Supr. Ct.

W.D. Gould 9,569 3.77
 
Robert Thompson 9,826 3.86
 
M.D. Hurst 8,737 3.26

1896

Congr. 1

B.F. Taylor 249 0.69

Congr. 2

F.E. Coulter 974 2.21

Congr. 3

William F. Shaffer 327 0.89

Congr. 4

Joe Powell 299 0.96

Congr. 5

T.H. Lawson 404 1.01

Congr. 6

H. Clay Keesham 1196 2.42

Congr. 7

J.W. Webb 802 1.95

State Sen. 13

A.M. Aubertus 63 0.68

State Sen. 31

Henry trench 213 4.43

State Sen. 37

J.E.C. Shipley 257 2.10

Assembly 11

T. H. Finlay 31 1.02

Assembly 54

C.E. Webber 78 2.05

Assembly 55

H.T. Besse 66 1.92

Assembly 56

W.H. Blodgett 82 2.34

Assembly 70

W.I. Hull 278 4.60

Assembly 71

L.M. LaTetra 256 6.10

Assembly 72

T.J. Bander 175 4.03

Assembly 73

T.E. Yoakum 105 2.29

Assembly 76

T.R. Holcomb 136 3.79

Assembly 78

Robert C. Pott 236 4.35

Assembly 79

Frank L. Rawson 252 6.67

(National Party faction)

Lieutenant Governor

I.M. Glass (no data)

1898  

Governor

J.E. McComas 4,297 1.50

Lt. Governor

Robert Summers 6,307 2.25

Secretary of State

J.W. Webb 7,770 2.80

Controller

T.L. Hierlihy 7,017 2.56

Treasurer

C.B. Williams 6,926 2.50

Attorney General

James H. Blanchard 10,636 3.90

Surveyor

Green Spurrier 8,886 3.26

Clerk

W.P. Fassett 7,753 2.82

Supt. Public Instruction

Fanny M. Pugh 9,619 3.52

State Printer

Leroy S. Atwood 7,107 2.62

Justice, Supreme Court

T.M. Stewart 9,587 4.11
R. Thompson 8,160 3.50

1900  

Congr. 1 (northern)

Charles T. Clark 310 0.81  

Congr. 2
    (Sacto V.- Sierra)

W.H. Barron 371 0.81  

Congr. 3 (east bay)

Alvin W. Holt 431 1.14  

Congr. 4
    (San Francisco)

Joseph Powell 84 0.27  

Congr. 5
    (SF – San Jose)

Fred E. Caton 322 0.77  

Congr. 6
    (Los Angeles)

J. Campbell 1693 3.24  

Congr. 7
    (se, San Joaquin V.)

A.H.Hensley 919 2.05  

State Senate 7
    (Napa/Lake counties)

Charles Hugo Forman 142 2.94  

State Senate 11 (Contra
    Costa/Marin cos.)

William Shafer 32 0.50  

State Senate 17 (San
    Francisco County)

H.H. Luse 29 0.58  

State Senate 19 (San
    Francisco/Mission)

A.F. Hing 39 0.62  

State Senate 21 (San
    Francisco/Buena Pk)

H.G.Pendleton 25 0.29  

State Senate 23
    (SF&UB)

M.A. Wheaton 40 0.59  

State Senate 25 (San
    Francisco/Presidio)

W.J.H. Barnes 28 0.64  

State Senate 27
    (Alameda County)

O.G. May 184 2.32  

State Senate 31
    (Santa Clara County)

Robert Summers 75 1.44  

State Senate 37
    (Los Angeles)

J.D. Pegua 368 2.80  

State Senate 39
    (northern)

B.H. Jacobs 12 write-in  

Assembly 7
    (Mendocino County)

Hiram G. Evans 22 0.56  

Assembly 10
    (Glendale/College Park)

H.P.Stipp 99 2.31  

Assembly 11
    (Yolo County)

W.F. Fassett 70 2.22  

Assembly 18
    (Napa County)

Gerald W. Foole 61 1.77  

Assembly 23
    (Marin County)

A.J.Jodd 17 0.73  

Assembly 24 (Contra
    Costa County)

A. Richardson 21 0.57  

Assembly 25 (San
    Francisco County)

A.A. Cowell 24 0.70  

Assembly 30 (San
    Francisco/Mazda)

S.C. Briggs 21 0.84  

Assembly 32
    (SF/Charleston)

A.L. Casavan 11 0.49  

Assembly 34 (San
    Francisco/Mission)

J.H. Livensalar 19 0.48  

Assembly 36 (San
    Francisco/Dorset)

C.B. Williams 51 1.11  

Assembly 40 (San
    Francisco/Richmond)

H.N. Furman 15 0.38  

Assembly 41 (San
    Francisco/Marin)

J. Kroeger 64 1.57  

Assembly 42
    (SF/Russian Hill)

A. Merrill 12 0.41  

Assembly 43 (San
    Francisco/Nob Hill)

Charles Schirkel 65 2.57  

Assembly 47 (Marin)

A.L. Fenerom 46 1.05  

Assembly 49 (Marin)

J.W. Phillips 37 1.08  

Assembly 50
    (Alameda)

Joseph Humphrey 41 1.35  

Assembly 51
    (Alameda)

F.H. Wales 127 2.65  

Assembly 54
    (Santa Clara)

W.H. Blodgett 63 1.41  

Assembly 55
    (Santa Clara)

A.C. Banta 47 1.32  

Assembly 56
    (Santa Clara)

H.H. Farnham 67 1.78  

Assembly 62
    (Fresno)

Charles Ocho 125 2.67  

Assembly 63
    (near Fresno)

H.C. Shelton 51 1.30  

Assembly 64
    (Tulare King)

William P. McQuiddy 118 3.90  

Assembly 70
    (Los Angeles

D.F.C. Nokum 260 4.08  

Assembly 71
    (Los Angeles)

L.M. LaFetra 336 7.00  

Assembly 72
    (Los Angeles)

S.S. Smith 334 6.46  

Assembly 73
    (Los Angeles)

E.W. Clark 97 2.28  

Assembly 74
    (Los Angeles)

George H. Loring 331 5.39  

Assembly 75
    (Los Angeles)

H. Clay Needham 141 2.95  

Assembly 78
    (San Bernardino)

S.H. Barrett 229 3.85  

Assembly 79
    (San Diego)

George Nickson 53 1.52  

Assembly 80
    (San Diego)

N.B. Weed 67 2.15  

1902  

Governor

Theodore D. Kanouse 4,636 1.52  

Lt. Governor

Simeon Pease Meads 4,844 1.64  

Secretary of State

Arthur C. Banta 4,762 1.65  

Controller

J.E. McComas 4,878 1.70  

Treasurer

James Campbell 4,803 1.67  

Attorney General

Joel H. Smith 4,796 1.67  

Surveyor

Thomas B. Russell 4,809 1.67  

Clerk Supreme Ct.

C.C. Collins 4,807 1.67  

Supt. Public Instruc.

Charlton Edholm 4,626 1.62  

Printer

Leroy S. Atwood 4,871 1.69  

Justice Supreme Ct.

T.M. Stewart 4,512 1.57  
James H. Blanchard 4,742 1.97  
M.L. Wicks 3,120 1.29  

1904  

Justice Supreme Ct.

James H. Blanchard 7,585 2.38  

1906  

Governor

James H. Blanchard 7,355 2.36  

Lieutenant Governor

C.N. Whitmore 7,395 2.45  

Secretary of State

Alexander Beck 7,058 2.38  

Treasurer

Walter E. Vail 6,929 2.36  

Controller

A.B. Taynton 6,856 2.33  

Attorney General

M.G. McGaslin 6,747 2.29  

Surveyor

J.H. Kendall 6,818 2.33  

Clerk

W.P. Tassett 6,964 2.40  

Supt. Public Instr.

S.P. Meads 6,839 2.32  

Printer

Wiley J. Phillips 6,936 2.37  

1910  

Governor

Simeon Pease Meads 5,807 1.51

Lieutenant Governor

M.W. Atwood 5,592 1.50

Secretary of State

Lucius C. Dale 6,779 1.90

Controller

C.V. Sturdevant 6,904 1.94 *

Treasurer

W.P. Fassett 6,820 1.92

Attorney General

Wallace M. Pence 6,625 1.84

Surveyor

Harry V. Wheeler 6,933 1.95

Clerk

Frederick head 7,021 1.98

Supt. Public Instruction

Perry O. Cole 6,525 1.84

Printer

Clarence J.Kinne 6,820 1.91

Justice, Supreme Court

M.C. Sloss (no data)   R

1912    

Congress (district ?)

Helen Stoddard (no data)    

1914  

Senator

Frederick F. Wheeler 39,921 4.50

Governor

Clinton P. Moore 27,345 2.95

Lieutenant Governor

Wallace M. Pence 48,783 5.26

Secretary of State

Gabrella T. Stickney 62,441 7.29

Controller

Horace A. Johnson 84,076 10.41 *

Treasurer

Albert S. Spaulding 78,566 9.73 *

Attorney General

James H. Blanchard 81,274 9.94 *

Surveyor

John H. Kendall 77,571 9.66

1916  

Senator

Walter Thomas Mills 49,341 5.24

1918  

Secretary of State

James S. Edwards 139,475 22.59 *

Controller

Horace A. Johnson 103,039 16.69 *

Treasurer

T.K. Beard 86,860 14.18 *

Attorney General

Thomas M. Stewart 90,130 14.60 *

Surveyor

Harry V. Wheeler 113,162 19.28 *

Congr. 9 (north LA)

Charles H. Randall

38,782 52.99 * win

Congr. 11
   (San Deigo/Inyo)

Stella B. Irvine 17,642 27.76 *

Assembly 11 Lake/Napa)

Walter H. Cameron 1,610 24.58 *

Assembly 66

Lucius Christian Dale 819 10.78

1920

Senator

James S. Edwards 57,768 6.32

Congr. Dist. 9
    (Pasadena)

Charles H. Randall 36,675 34.78 *

State Senate 33
    (Los Angeles Co.)

Marie C. Brehm 13,060 37.56 *

Assembly 66
    (Los Angeles Co.)

Lucius Christian Dale 2,116 21.77 *

1922

Senator

E. Clay Needham 70,748 7.80

Secretary of State

James P.M. Jensen 126,473 15.02 *

Congr. Dist. 9
    (Pasadena)

Charles H. Randall 45,794 41.87 *

1924

Congr. Dist. 9
    (Pasadena)

Charles H. Randall 67,735 36.11 *

1926

Secretary of State

James P.M. Jensen 102,951 9.82

Congr. Dist. 9
    (Pasadena)

Charles H. Randall 61,719 35.92 *

Assembly 17
    (Los Angeles)

Dana G. Boleyn 7,048 20.72

1928

Senator

Charles H. Randall 92,106 5.94

Assembly 69
    (Los Angeles)

David H. MacDougall 11,152 16.83 *

1930  

Secretary of State

M. Len Hutchins 152,034 12.10

Treasurer

Sylvanus H. Kellogg 79,619 6.56

1932

Senator

Robert P. Shuler 560,088 25.78

Congr. Dist. 12

Richard M. Cannon 10,308 10.95

Congr. Dist. 15

Errol O. Shour 2,721 write-in

Assembly 65

Martin Luther Thomas 6,429 19.04

1934

Secretary of State

Frank G.H. Stevens 17,6276 8.34 *

Attorney General

Errol O. Shour 39,6852 19.26 *

State Senate 38
    (Los Angeles Co.)

Percy Fenton Adams 23,591 2.80

1936

Assembly 55

Dana G. Boleyn 586 2.02

Assembly 63

Percy Fenton Adams 737 2.25

1938

Secretary of State

Nellie S. Harriss 77,076 3.26 *

Treasurer

L.B. Stewart

write-in

Controller

Ellen G. Pritchard 83,229 3.54 *

Attorney General

Claude A. Watson 93,085 3.99 *

State Senate 38
    (Los Angeles Co.)

William W. Castleberry 173 write-in

1940

Senator

Fred Dyster 366,044 13.51 *

Congress 3
  (Sacramento)

C.H. Farman 10,539 7.08 *

Congress 13
  (Los Angeles)

Charles H. Randall 36,406 21.67 *

Assembly 61

Emil E. Fredeen 4,183 8.53 *

Assembly 66

Paul R. Jarman 975 2.64

Los Angeles County

  Supervisor 2

Percy Fenton Adams 7,384 6.21  

  Supervisor 5
    (Pasadena)

Virgil G. Hinshaw 17,134 12.29  

1942    

Governor

Fred Dyster 10,640 0.48

Attorney General

Claude A. Watson 81,988 3.99

Congress 12

Robert P. Shuler 40,780 43.16

Congress 15

B. Tarkington Dowden 10,185 9.93

Congress 20

Virgil G. Hinshaw 6,864 5.31

Bd. Equalization 4

Henry R. Schmidt 176,472 17.12

S. Sen. 38

Elmer E. Freedeen 68,753 8.76

Assembly 47

Hawley N. Bidwell 2,065 7.72

Assembly 52

Earl R.Chalfant 804 3.53

Assembly 79

Royal B. Churchill 1,377 5.00

1944      

Cong. Dist. 15

Johannes Nielsen-Lange 2,694 1.53

Cong. Dist.  20
  (Pasadena) 

Charles H. Randall 3,615 1.66

Assembly 74
  (W. Orange County)

Wesley G. Edwards 4,221 13.69 *

Assembly 79
  (San Diego)

Royal B. Churchill 4,347 10.59 *

1946      

Governor

Henry R. Schmidt 180,579 7.15 *

Controller

Virgil G. Hinshaw 207,690 8.93 *

Attorney General 

Claude A. Watson  85,688 3.33

Senate

Douglas Corrigan    42,683 1.61
 
(Corrigan received an additional 2,464 as write-ins)

Congress 12
  (Whittier)

John Henry Hoeppel 1,476 1.26

1950      

Congress

Virgil G. Hinshaw 172,458 5.2 *

Attorney General

Claude A. Watson 96,732 2.69

Cong. Dist. 20
  (Pasadena-Glendale)

Frank Nelson 10,339 4.17 *

State Senate 38
  (Los Angeles Co.)

Harry R. Schmidt  193,259 14.65 *
"Henry R. Schmidt" in 1946 and "Harry R. Schmidt" in
1950 probably are the same person -- names are as
shown on the respective ballots.

Assembly 45
  (Pasadena)

Charles H. Randall 3,045 15.58 *

Assembly 60
  (Santa Monica)

Charles G. Doehrer    952 1.51

1952

Cong. Dist. 21
  (Pasadena)

Frank Nelson (write-in, no tally)    

Assembly 25
  (San Mateo Co.)

Roland P. Young  5,251 9.28

Los Angeles County -
  District Attorney

Claude A. Watson 332,173 30.35

1954

Secretary of State

Frank G.H. Stevens 70,318 1.79

Controller

Fred H. Ross 46,760 1.20

Attorney General

Edwin M. Cooper 204,171 5.46 *

State Senate 38
  (L.A. County)

Frank Nelson 46,665 2.91

1956

Senator

Ray Gourley 22,410 0.42

Assembly 48
  (Pasadena)

Frank Nelson 844 1.19

1958

Secretary of State

Mel J. Miller 129,140 2.52

Assembly 54
  (Los Angeles)

Leslie E. Rice 1,297 2.45

1960

State Sen. 11
  (Napa-Yolo)

Edgar E. Zimmerman 1,174 2.38

Assembly 50 (Whittier)

Ray V. Block 1,067 0.71

1962

Governor

Robert L. Wyckoff 69,700 1.19

Controller

Frank G.H. Stevens 120,056 2.14

Treasurer

Leslie E. Rice 110,552 1.99

Assembly, 44
  (Long Beach)

William Jay Scalf 1,239 1.47

Assembly, 45
  (Mont. Park)

Fred H. Ross 1,389 2.19

Assembly,  47 (Glendale)

Paul O. Shearer 1,683 1.87

Assembly, 51 (Downey)

Wade B. Jakeway 4,625 7.08

Assembly, 68
  (San Pedro)

Ray Lindquist 934 1.77

State Senate 11
  (Napa-Yolo)

Edgar E. Zimmerman 1,174 2.38

Assembly 50 (Whittier)

Ray V. Block 1,067 0.71

1966

Lt. Governor

Edgar E. Zimmerman 173 on write-in

Controller

Ray Lindquist 185 on write-in

1970    

Governor

George H. Carlson write-in  

Lt. Governor

Betty Allen write-in    

Secretary of State

Grace Ware write-in    

Treasurer

Richard Winger write-in    

Controller

Fred Stuart write-in    

Attorney General

William Bledsoe write-in    

Senator

Ray Lindquist write-in    

1974: State Chairman: Betty Allen

Treasurer

George Carlson 54 write-in  

1979    

Long Beach School Board

William Bledsoe 4,346 8.98  

1980    

San Diego County
   Director, Palomar
   Resource Cons.     
   Dist.

Gene C. Armistead 46,353 44.12  
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