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Contra Costa County Places & Things Named for Politicians

   The Caldecott Tunnel, from Oakland to Orinda, California, is named for Thomas E. Caldecott.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Abram S. Hewitt (built 1943-44 at Richmond; sold 1947 and renamed ultimately as the Golfo di Trieste; sank 1964 in the South China Sea) was named for Abram S. Hewitt.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Adolph Sutro (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1961) was named for Adolph Sutro.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander Mitchell (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1967) was named for Alexander Mitchell.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS G. H. Corliss (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1972) was named for George H. Corliss.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander Ramsey (built 1942 at Richmond; scuttled 1974 as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean) was named for Alexander Ramsey.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Evans (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1961) was named for John Evans.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George B. Cortelyou (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1972) was named for George B. Cortelyou.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James W. Nye (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1973) was named for James W. Nye.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Smith (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1963) was named for James Smith.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS M. H. De Young (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1950) was named for M. H. de Young.
   The Edmund G. Brown California Aqueduct, a system of canals and pipelines that brings water to Southern California, in Contra Costa, Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Fresno, Kings, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties, is named for Edmund G. Brown, Sr..
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Harmon Judson (built 1943 at Richmond; launched as Samwash; renamed 1947 as Maplebank; renamed 1957 as African Lord; scrapped 1969) was originally named for Judson Harmon.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John A. Logan (built 1942-43 at Richmond; renamed USS Alnitah; scrapped 1961) was originally named for John A. Logan.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS H. G. Blasdel (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1947) was named for Henry G. Blasdel.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Irving M. Scott (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1960) was named for Irving M. Scott.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Taylor (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1961) was named for George Taylor.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John W. Hoyt (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1961) was named for John W. Hoyt.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry H. Blood (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1961) was named for Henry H. Blood.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James King (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1961) was named for James G. King.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Hans Heg (built 1944 at Richmond; scrapped 1961) was named for Hans Christian Heg.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Stevens (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1962) was named for John Stevens.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John M. Schofield (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1962) was named for John M. Schofield.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Hugh McCulloch (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1962) was named for Hugh McCulloch.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Howard Payne (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1963) was named for John H. Payne.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James A. Bayard (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1963) was named for James Asheton Bayard, Sr..
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James D. Phelan (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1963) was named for James D. Phelan.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George S. Boutwell (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1964) was named for George S. Boutwell.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John B. Floyd (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1965) was named for John B. Floyd.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John G. Carlisle (built 1942-43 at Richmond; scrapped 1965) was named for John G. Carlisle.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Ross (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1966) was named for George Ross.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS J. H. Kinkaid (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1966) was named for John H. Kinkead.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Rutledge (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1966) was named for John Rutledge.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Blair (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1966) was named for John Blair.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John H. Rosseter (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1966) was named for John H. Rosseter.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George B. Porter (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1966) was named for George B. Porter.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George W. McCrary (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1967) was named for George Washington McCrary.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry C. Payne (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1967) was named for Henry C. Payne.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Von L. Meyer (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1967) was named for George V. L. Meyer.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Gilbert M. Hitchcock (built 1944 at Richmond; scrapped 1967) was named for Gilbert M. Hitchcock.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry White (built 1944 at Richmond; scrapped 1967) was named for Henry White.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Rolph (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1967) was named for James Rolph, Jr..
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George H. Dern (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1969) was named for George H. Dern.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Clement Perkins (built 1944 at Richmond; scrapped 1969) was named for George C. Perkins.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Jeremiah M. Rusk (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1970) was named for Jeremiah M. Rusk.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Read (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1971) was named for George Read.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS J. Sterling Morton (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1971) was named for J. Sterling Morton.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John W. Meldrum (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1971) was named for John W. Meldrum.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry M. Teller (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1971) was named for Henry M. Teller.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John W. Foster (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1971) was named for John W. Foster.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Morton (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1972) was named for John Morton.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry J. Raymond (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1972) was named for Henry J. Raymond.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Lind (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1972) was named for John Lind.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James G. Maguire (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1972) was named for James G. Maguire.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George B. McClellan (built 1942 at Richmond; scrapped 1973) was named for George B. McClellan.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Grenville M. Dodge (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1974) was named for Grenville M. Dodge.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Eastman (built 1943 at Richmond; scrapped 1977) was named for George Eastman.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Howell Cobb (built 1943 at Richmond; scuttled as a breakwater in Cook Inlet 1966) was named for Howell Cobb.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John F. Shafroth (built 1944 at Richmond; scuttled with obsolete ammunition in the North Pacific Ocean 1964) was named for John F. Shafroth.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John G. Nicolay (built 1943 at Richmond; sold 1947 scrapped 1967) was named for John G. Nicolay.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John McLean (built 1942 at Richmond; sold 1947 scrapped 1970) was named for John McLean.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Sherman (built 1943 at Richmond; sold 1947; scrapped 1967) was named for John Sherman.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John M. Palmer (built 1942-43 at Richmond; sold 1947; scrapped 1968) was named for John M. Palmer.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Dodge (built 1943 at Richmond; sold and renamed SS Alheli; sank during a storm in the North Atlantic Ocean 1968) was originally named for Henry Dodge.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Adams (built 1941-42 at Richmond; torpedoed and lost in the Coral Sea 1942) was named for John Adams.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John R. Park (built 1943 at Richmond; torpedoed and lost in the English Channel 1945) was named for John R. Park.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Harlan (built 1943 at Richmond; wrecked and scrapped 1962) was named for James Harlan.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry R. Schoolcraft (built 1943 at Richmond; wrecked and scrapped 1967) was named for Henry R. Schoolcraft.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John A. Rawlins (built 1942 at Richmond; wrecked in a typhoon in the North Pacific Ocean 1945) was named for John Aaron Rawlins.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Guthrie (built 1943 at Richmond; mined and wrecked in the Mediterranean Sea 1945) was named for James Guthrie.
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