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California: State Attorneys General

California State Attorneys General, 1849-2017 (May be incomplete!)
Edward J. C. Kewan 1849-50 James A. McDougall 1850-51 S. Clinton Hastings 1852-54 John R. McConnell 1854 William M. Stewart 1854-56 William T. Wallace 1856-58 Thomas H. Williams 1858-62 Frank M. Pixley 1862-63 John G. McCullough 1863-67 Jo Hamilton 1867-71 John Lord Love 1871-75 Jo Hamilton 1875-80 Augustus L. Hart 1880-83 Edward Colston Marshall 1883-87 George A. Johnson 1887-91 William H. H. Hart 1891-95 William F. Fitzgerald 1895-99 Tirey L. Ford 1899-1902 Ulysses S. Webb 1902-39 Earl Warren 1939-43 Robert W. Kenny 1943-47 Fred N. Howser 1947-51 Edmund G. Brown, Sr. 1951-59 Stanley Mosk 1959-64 Thomas C. Lynch 1964-71 Evelle J. Younger 1971-79 George Deukmejian 1979-83 John Van de Camp 1983-91 Dan Lungren 1991-99 Bill Lockyer 1999-2006 Edmund G. Brown, Jr. 2007-10 Kamala D. Harris 2011-17

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1850 Aug 9: Edward J. C. Kewan, resigned.
  • 1910: Wallace Monroe Pence (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1938: Claude A. Watson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1942: Claude A. Watson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1946: Claude A. Watson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1958: Patrick J. Hillings (Rep), defeated; Stanley Mosk (Dem), elected.
  • 1962: Stanley Mosk (Dem), elected.
  • 1978: Yvonne B. Burke (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1990: Dan Lungren (Rep), elected.
  • 1998: Diane Beall Templin (American Independent), defeated.
  • 2002: Diane Beall Templin (American Independent), defeated.
  • 2006: Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (Dem), elected.
  • 2010: Kamala D. Harris (Dem), elected.
  • 2014: Kamala D. Harris (Dem), elected.
  • 2014 Jun 3: Orly Taitz, defeated.
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