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

J.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  

1902  

Governor

Theodore D. Kanouse 4,636 1.52  

Lt. Governor

S.P. Meade 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  
J.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
James H. Blanchard 6,616 1.85

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  
 

Treasurer

George Carlson 54
write-in
 

1979  
 

Long Beach School Board

William C. Bledsoe
4,346
8.98
 

1980  
 

San Diego County
   Director, Palomar
   Resource Cons.     
   Dist.

Gene C. Armistead 46,353 44.12