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California: Lieutenant Governors


Lieutenant Governors of California, 1849-2011 (May be incomplete!)
John McDougal 1849-51 David C. Broderick 1851-52 Samuel Purdy 1852-56 Robert M. Anderson 1856-58 John Walkup 1858-60 John G. Downey 1860 Isaac N. Quinn 1860-61 Pablo de la Guerra 1861-62 John F. Chellis 1862-63 Timothy N. Machin 1863-67 William Holden 1867-71 Romualdo Pacheco 1871-75 William Irwin 1875 James A. Johnson 1875-80 John Mansfield 1880-83 John Daggett 1883-87 Robert W. Waterman 1887 Stephen M. White 1887-91 John B. Reddick 1891-95 Spencer G. Millard 1895 William T. Jeter 1895-99 Jacob H. Neff 1899-1903 Alden Anderson 1903-07 Warren R. Porter 1907-11 A. J. Wallace 1911-15 John M. Eshleman 1915-16 William D. Stephens 1916-17 C. C. Young 1919-27 Buron Fitts 1927-28 Herschel L. Carnahan 1928-31 Frank F. Merriam 1931-34 George J. Hatfield 1935-39 Ellis E. Patterson 1939-43 Frederick F. Houser 1943-47 Goodwin J. Knight 1947-53 Harold J. Powers 1953-59 Glenn M. Anderson 1959-67 Robert H. Finch 1967-69 Ed Reinecke 1969-74 John L. Harmer 1974-75 Mervyn M. Dymally 1975-79 Mike Curb 1979-83 Leo T. McCarthy 1983-95 Gray Davis 1995-99 Cruz Bustamante 1999-2007 John Garamendi 2007-09 Gavin Newsom 2011-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1859: D. W. Cheesman (Rep), defeated.
  • 1894: William T. Jeter, defeated.
  • 1895 Oct 24: Spencer G. Millard, died in office.
  • 1902: Isidore B. Dockweiler (Dem), defeated.
  • 1916 Feb 28: John M. Eshleman, died in office.
  • 1930: Tallant Tubbs (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1946: John F. Shelley, defeated.
  • 1954: Edward R. Roybal, defeated; James W. Silliman, defeated.
  • 1962: George Christopher (Rep), defeated.
  • 1966: Robert H. Finch (Rep), elected.
  • 1974: John L. Harmer, defeated.
  • 1978: Mervyn M. Dymally (Dem), defeated; Mike Curb (Rep), elected.
  • 1982: Carol Boyd Hallett (Rep), defeated.
  • 1986: Bill Richardson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1986: Mike Curb (Rep), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: James C. Griffin (American Independent), defeated.
  • 2006 Jun 6: John Garamendi (Dem), nominated; Jackie Speier (Dem), defeated in primary; Liz Figueroa (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2006 Nov 7: John Garamendi (Dem), elected; Tom McClintock (Rep), defeated; Donna J. Warren (Green), defeated; Lynnete Shaw (Libertarian), defeated; Jim King (American Independent), defeated; Tom Condit (Peace and Freedom), defeated.
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