The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
California: Assembly Speakers

Speakers of the California State Assembly, 1856-2010 (May be incomplete!)
James T. Farley 1856 Edward A. Stevenson 1860 Frank L. Coombs 1891 Frank L. Coombs 1897 Frank C. Prescott 1905-06 Arthur Hathaway Hewitt 1911-12 C. C. Young 1913-18 Henry W. Wright 1919-22 Frank F. Merriam 1923-26 Edgar C. Levey 1927-32 Walter J. Little 1933-34 Forsythe Charles Clowdsley 1934 Edward Craig 1935 William Moseley Jones 1937-38 Paul Peek 1939 Gordon Hickman Garland 1940-42 Charles W. Lyon 1943-46 Sam L. Collins 1947-52 James W. Silliman 1953-54 Luther H. Lincoln 1955-58 Ralph M. Brown 1959-61 Jesse M. Unruh 1962-68 Bob Monagan 1969-70 Bob Moretti 1971-74 Leo T. McCarthy 1974-80 Willie L. Brown, Jr. 1981-95 Antonio R. Villaraigosa 1990 Doris Allen 1995 Brian Setencich 1995-96 Cruz Bustamante 1997-98 Herb J. Wesson, Jr. 2000 Karen R. Bass 2008-10

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The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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