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Politicians in Trouble or Disgrace: California

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  Philemon Thomas Herbert (1825-1864) — also known as Philemon T. Herbert — of Mariposa, Mariposa County, Calif.; El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Born in Pine Apple, Wilcox County, Ala., November 1, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1853-55 (10th District 1853-54, 6th District 1854-55); U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1855-57; in 1856, drunk at breakfast, he shot and killed Thomas Keating, a waiter at the Willard Hotel in Washington; charged with murder, twice tried, and eventually acquitted; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Wounded at the Battle of Mansfield, April 8, 1864, and died in Kingston, DeSoto Parish, La., July 23, 1864 (age 38 years, 265 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Kingston, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  David Smith Terry (1823-1889) — also known as David S. Terry — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex.; San Francisco, Calif.; Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif. Born in Christian County (part now in Todd County), Ky., March 8, 1823. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; advocated the extension of slavery to California; justice of California state supreme court, 1855-59; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1857-59; killed U.S. Senator David C. Broderick in a duel near San Francisco in 1859; tried for murder, but acquitted; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1878-79; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1880; his wife Sarah Althea Hill claimed to be the widow and heir of wealthy U.S. Senator William Sharon; in September, 1888, when her claim was finally rejected by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field (acting as a Court of Appeals judge for California), she and Terry caused an altercation in the courtroom and were jailed six months for contempt of court. Five months after his release from jail, he encountered Justice Field and slapped him in the face; he was then shot through the heart and killed by U.S. Deputy Marshal David Neagle, the justice's bodyguard, in the train station dining room at Lathrop, San Joaquin County, Calif., August 14, 1889 (age 66 years, 159 days). Neagle was arrested by local authorities, but later released on the demand of the U.S. government. Interment at Stockton Rural Cemetery, Stockton, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Royal Terry (1792-1877) and Sarah David (Smith) Terry (1793-1837); brother of Benjamin Franklin Terry (1821-1861); married, November 26, 1852, to Cornelia Runnels (1829-1884; niece of Hardin Richard Runnels); married, January 7, 1886, to Sarah Althea Hill (1857-1937).
  Political family: Runnels-Terry family of Houston, Texas.
  Cross-reference: Peter Singleton Wilkes
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William McKendree Gwin (1805-1885) — also known as W. M. Gwin — of Mississippi; San Francisco, Calif. Born near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., October 9, 1805. Democrat. Physician; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1841-43; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1849; U.S. Senator from California, 1850-55, 1857-61. Engaged in a duel with J. W. McCorkle, June 1, 1853; there were no injuries; twice arrested for alleged disloyalty during the Civil War. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 3, 1885 (age 79 years, 329 days). Entombed at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. James Gwin (1769-1841).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Adolph Bernard Spreckels (1857-1924) — also known as Adolph B. Spreckels — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 5, 1857. Republican. President, Spreckels Sugar Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1884; angered by an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, on November 19, 1884, he shot and badly wounded the paper's publisher, M. H. de Young; arrested and charged with attempted murder; pleaded temporary insanity; tried in 1885 and found not guilty; president, San Francisco and San Mateo Electric Railway; vice-president, Western Sugar Company; vice-president, Oceanic Steamship Company. German ancestry. Died, from pneumonia and syphilis, in San Francisco, Calif., June 28, 1924 (age 67 years, 175 days). Entombed at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Claus Spreckels and Anna Christina (Mangels) Spreckels (1830-1910); brother of John Diedrich Spreckels (1853-1926); married to Alma de Bretteville (1881-1968).
  Political family: Spreckels family of San Francisco, California.
  Spreckels Lake, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, is named for him.  — The Spreckels Organ Pavilion, an outdoor performance venue, in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, is named for him and his brother.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Stephen J. Field Stephen Johnson Field (1816-1899) — also known as Stephen J. Field — of Yuba County, Calif. Born in Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., November 4, 1816. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly 14th District, 1851-52; justice of California state supreme court, 1857-63; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1859-63; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1863-97; arrested in San Francisco, August 16, 1889, on charges of being party to the alleged murder of David S. Terry; released on bail; ultimately the killing was ruled to be justifiable homicide. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., April 9, 1899 (age 82 years, 156 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Uncle of David Josiah Brewer and Charlotte Anita Whitney (1868?-1955).
  Political family: Whitney-Field-Brewer-Wells family of California.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Stephen J. Field: Paul Kens, Justice Stephen Field : Shaping Liberty from the Gold Rush to the Gilded Age
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1897
  Tirey L. Ford (1857-1928) — also known as T. L. Ford — of California. Born in Monroe County, Mo., 1857. California state attorney general, 1899-1902. Charged with offering a bribe; tried and acquitted in 1907. Died, of a heart attack, in San Francisco, Calif., June 26, 1928 (age about 70 years). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Arthur Cyprian Harper (1866-1948) — also known as Arthur C. Harper — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif. Born in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., 1866. Democrat. Hardware business; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1906-09; resigned 1909; resigned from office as mayor under threat of recall over corruption scandals. Died in Palmdale, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 25, 1948 (age about 82 years). Interment at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clarence Seward Darrow (1857-1938) — also known as Clarence S. Darrow — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Kinsman, Trumbull County, Ohio, April 18, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1896; member of Illinois state house of representatives 17th District, 1903-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1924. Member, American Civil Liberties Union. Defense attorney for, among many others, Patrick Eugene Prendergast, who murdered Chicago mayor Carter H. Harrison. In 1911, he was charged with bribing jurors in a California case; tried and acquitted; a second trial resulted in a hung jury. Famously cross-examined William Jennings Bryan during the 1925 "Scopes Monkey Trial.". Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 13, 1938 (age 80 years, 329 days). Cremated; ashes scattered; statue at Rhea County Courthouse Grounds, Dayton, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Amirus Darrow and Emily (Eddy) Darrow.
  Cross-reference: William B. Lloyd
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Clarence Darrow: Why I Am an Agnostic and Other Essays — The Story of My Life
  Books about Clarence Darrow: Arthur Weinberg, ed., Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom — Mike Papantonio, Clarence Darrow, the journeyman — Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense — Richard J. Jensen, Clarence Darrow : The Creation of an American Myth — Geoffrey Cowan, The People v. Clarence Darrow : The Bribery Trial of America's Greatest Lawyer
  Charles Edward Sebastian (1873-1929) — also known as Charles E. Sebastian — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo., March 30, 1873. Democrat. Police officer; Los Angeles Chief of Police, 1911-15; in 1915, he was accused of molesting several teenage girls in a rooming house next to the police station; indicted by the county grand jury for contributing to the delinquency of a minor; also indicted for criminal contempt of court for attempting to influence grand jurors; won election for mayor while these cases were pending; tried and acquitted on the molestation charge, but found guilty of contempt for interference with the grand jury; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1915-16; resigned 1916; defeated, 1917. Died April 17, 1929 (age 56 years, 18 days). Interment at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles W. Dempster (c.1879-1941) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, about 1879. Republican. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1901-02; Supreme Secretary of the Fraternal Brotherhood, an insurance union; on February 1, 1917, when he was ousted by the brotherhood's Supreme Council on grounds of insubordination, he drew a revolver and held the council at bay for ten minutes; after being disarmed by a private detective, he was arrested for disturbing the peace; candidate in primary for California state senate 31st District, 1920; member of California state assembly, 1931-34 (57th District 1931-32, 61st District 1933-34); candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1932, 1933 (primary). Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 20, 1941 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Grace Warner.
  Charlotte Anita Whitney (c.1868-1955) — also known as Anita Whitney — of California. Born about 1868. Communist. Social worker; in 1919, she gave a radical speech in Oakland, California; as a result, she was arrested, tried, and found guilty of violating the state's syndicalism law; pardoned by Governor C. C. Young.; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1928, 1940 (Communist). Female. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 4, 1955 (age about 87 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of George E. Whitney (1838?-?); niece of Stephen Johnson Field.
  Political family: Whitney-Field-Brewer-Wells family of California.
  Frederic Thomas Woodman (1872-1949) — also known as Frederic T. Woodman — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Concord, Merrimack County, N.H., June 25, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1901-03; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1916-19; defeated, 1919; indicted on bribery charges, March 1919; tried and found not guilty; banker. Died March 25, 1949 (age 76 years, 273 days). Interment at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Laurence Doheny (1856-1935) — also known as Edward L. Doheny — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., August 10, 1856. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1920; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1920. Indicted in 1924 on federal bribery and conspiracy charges; he had given $100,000 to Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, and soon after received a valuable contract to develop the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve in California. Though Fall was convicted of taking a bribe, Doheny was found not guilty. Died September 8, 1935 (age 79 years, 29 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Cross-reference: Frank J. Hogan
  Motley H. Flint (1864-1930) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass., February 19, 1864. Republican. Postmaster at Los Angeles, Calif., 1904-10; banker; provided critical support for the Warner Brothers Movie studio in its early years; one of the promoters of Julian Petroleum Corporation, a Ponzi scheme which collapsed in 1927; about 40,000 investors lost their money; tainted by the scandal, he moved to Europe for a time. Member, Freemasons. Called as a witness in a civil suit involving David O. Selznick; after his testimony, as he returned to the audience section of the courtroom, in Los Angeles City Hall, he was shot and killed by Frank Keaton, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 14, 1930 (age 66 years, 145 days). Keaton, who had lost his money in Julian Petroleum, was immediately arrested, and subsequently tried, convicted, and hanged. Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Eaton Flint (1823-1887) and Althea Louise (Hewes) Flint (1841-1930); brother of Frank Putnam Flint; fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin Dexter Sprague (1827-1893).
  Political families: Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Flint-Bache family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Clinton Porter (1871-1959) — also known as John C. Porter — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Leon, Decatur County, Iowa, 1871. Democrat. Telegraph operator; automobile accessories business; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1929-33; defeated, 1933, 1941. Christian. Petitions for his recall as mayor were filed in 1932; petitioners, led by his political adversaries on city council, charged that "the Mayor is incompetent, inefficient and unsatisfactory" and that he "has brought ridicule and insult to Los Angeles and its citizenry by his conduct." The recall, and nine candidates who sought to replace him, was defeated. Died, of a lung and heart condition, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 27, 1959 (age about 87 years). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Henry Hoeppel (1881-1976) — also known as John H. Hoeppel — of Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born near Tell City, Perry County, Ind., February 10, 1881. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1933-37; defeated (Prohibition), 1946. Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; American Legion; United Spanish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Convicted in 1936 of conspiring to sell an appointment to West Point; sentenced to prison. Died at Huntington Care Center, Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 21, 1976 (age 95 years, 224 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, San Gabriel, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, November 11, 1907, to Annie Seitz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Frank L. Shaw Frank L. Shaw (1877-1958) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born near Warwick, Ontario, February 1, 1877. Republican. Mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1933-38; recalled 1938; defeated, 1941; a recall campaign against him in 1938 charged that he was associated with unspecified "racketeers" and "underworld characters", and that his administration tolerated vice in the city; meanwhile, Harry J. Raymond, a private investigator nearly killed in a January 1938 bombing, charged, in a civil lawsuit for damages, that the mayor had been part of a plot by gambling and vice interests to murder him. Died, from cancer, in California Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 24, 1958 (age 80 years, 357 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John D. Shaw.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Los Angeles Times, April 4, 1937
  C. Leon de Aryan — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Candidate for mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1932. Charged with sedition during World War II; the charges were eventually dropped. Burial location unknown.
  Herbert E. Lewis (d. 1972) — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ontario. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Long Beach, Calif., 1945-47. A member of the "Solid Five," a bloc on the Long Beach city council; all were recalled from office in 1947. Died in 1972. Burial location unknown.
  Elliott Roosevelt (1910-1990) — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex.; Buford, Rio Blanco County, Colo.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla.; Seattle, King County, Wash.; Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif.; Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 23, 1910. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; investigated and called to testify by a U.S. Senate subcommittee in 1947 over lavish entertainment in Hollywood and Manhattan, many paid escorts, and paid hotel bills provided to Roosevelt and others, in a successful effort to persuade them to recommend Hughes reconnaissance aircraft for purchase by the U.S. military; owned a radio station in Texas; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1960; mayor of Miami Beach, Fla., 1965-69; member of Democratic National Committee from Florida, 1968; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz., October 27, 1990 (age 80 years, 34 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt; brother of James Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.; married, January 16, 1932, to Elizabeth Browning Donner (divorced 1933); married, July 22, 1933, to Ruth Josephine Googins (divorced 1944); married, December 3, 1944, to Faye Margaret Emerson (divorced 1950); married, March 15, 1951, to Minnewa (Bell) Gray Burnside Ross (divorced 1960); married, November 3, 1960, to Patricia (Peabody) Whithead; grandnephew of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson and Theodore Roosevelt; great-grandnephew of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt; second great-grandnephew of James I. Roosevelt; third great-grandson of Edward Hutchinson Robbins; third great-grandnephew of William Bellinger Bulloch; fourth great-grandson of Archibald Bulloch (1730?-1777); first cousin once removed of Theodore Douglas Robinson, Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, Warren Delano Robbins, Corinne Robinson Alsop, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and William Sheffield Cowles; first cousin five times removed of Ebenezer Huntington; first cousin seven times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin of Corinne A. Chubb and John deKoven Alsop; second cousin four times removed of Nicholas Roosevelt, Jr., Philip DePeyster and Jabez Williams Huntington.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Karen Morley (1909-2003) — also known as Mildred Linton — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, December 12, 1909. Actress; her career ended in 1947, when she was blacklisted as a suspected Communist; American Labor candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1954. Female. Died, from pneumonia, in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 8, 2003 (age 93 years, 86 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Married, November 5, 1932, to Charles Vidor (1900-1959; film director); married 1943 to Lloyd Gough (1907-1984; actor).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl Winter (1906-1991) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Michigan. Born in 1906. Communist. Candidate for New York state senate 13th District, 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1940; convicted in 1949 under the Smith Act, for conspiring to advocate the overthrow of the government; served five years in prison. Died in 1991 (age about 85 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Helen Allison Winter (1908-2001) (daughter of Alfred Wagenknecht and Hortense Allison Wagenknecht; niece of Elmer T. Allison).
  Political family: Winter-Wagenknecht family.
  Albert Jason Lima (1907-1989) — also known as Albert J. Lima — of San Francisco, Calif.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Mendocino County, Calif., August 31, 1907. Communist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1940, 1942; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972. Convicted in 1952 of conspiracy to overthrow the United States government; the verdict was overturned on appeal. Died, of cancer, in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 3, 1989 (age 81 years, 276 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Helen Lima (1917-2005).
  Political family: Adams-Baldwin-Otis family of Boston, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Vincent Hallinan Vincent Hallinan (1896-1992) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., December 16, 1896. Progressive. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; innovator in courtroom tactics; defense attorney for longshoreman union leader Harry Bridges, who had been accused of being a Communist; jailed six months for contempt of court in 1952; candidate for President of the United States, 1952; indicted in 1953 on income tax evasion charges; convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison. Irish ancestry. Died in San Francisco, Calif., October 2, 1992 (age 95 years, 291 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1932 to Vivian Moore (1910-1999).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: The Militant, December 8, 1958
  Ernest King Bramblett (1901-1966) — also known as Ernest K. Bramblett — of Pacific Grove, Monterey County, Calif. Born in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., April 25, 1901. Republican. Insurance business; mayor of Pacific Grove, Calif., 1938-46; U.S. Representative from California, 1947-55 (11th District 1947-53, 13th District 1953-55). Protestant. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Elks; Moose; Rotary; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Investigated by a federal grand jury in Washington over payroll padding in his office; he had hired his wife, received kickbacks from employees who did no work, and made false statements to the House disbursing officer; indicted on 18 counts in June 1953; pleaded not guilty; tried in February 1954; convicted on seven counts; his conviction was stayed pending appeal, but ultimately upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court; fined $5,000, placed on one-year probation, and separately required to pay restitution. Died December 27, 1966 (age 65 years, 246 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Mitchell Bramblett and Bettie Frances (King) Bramblett; married, May 5, 1924, to Lois Candace Bowker.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles G. Johnson (1880-1957) — also known as Gus Johnson — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born October 12, 1880. Republican. California state treasurer, 1923-56; resigned 1956; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932. Resigned under fire in 1956, while subject of an inquiry into over $100,000 in unpaid personal loans from banks with state-deposited funds; no charges were ever filed. Died, four days after suffering a stroke, at Sutter Hospital, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., October 14, 1957 (age 77 years, 2 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Anthony Franciosa (1928-2006) — also known as Tony Franciosa; Anthony George Papaleo — of Brentwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 25, 1928. Democrat. Actor; hit and kicked a press photographer at the Los Angeles Civic Center on April 19, 1957; arrested for assault, pleaded guilty, served to ten days in jail, and fined $250; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Italian ancestry. Suffered a stroke, and died a few days later, in UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 19, 2006 (age 77 years, 86 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Married 1952 to Beatrice Bakalyar; married, May 4, 1957, to Shelley Winters (1920-2006); married, December 31, 1961, to Judith (Balaban) Kanter; married, November 29, 1970, to Rita Theil.
  See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bobby Seale (b. 1936) — also known as Robert George Seale — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., October 22, 1936. Joined U.S. Air Force in 1955; charged with insubordination and being AWOL, and dishonorably discharged; sheet metal worker; co-founder, with Huey Newton, of the Black Panther Party, 1966; one of eight defendants charged in 1969 with crossing state lines to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago; the judge ordered him bound and gagged during the trial, and sentenced him to four years in prison for contempt of court; Peace and Freedom candidate for California state assembly 17th District, 1968; in 1970, he was charged in New Haven, Conn., with ordering the murder of Alex Rackley, a Black Panther who had confessed to being a police informant; the jury was unable to reach a verdict, and the charges were eventually dropped; candidate for mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1973. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Charles Houlihan — also known as John Houlihan — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1961-66; resigned 1966; indicted in April 1966, and charged with embezzling nearly $100,000 from an estate of which he was conservator; resigned as mayor as the scandal developed. Still living as of 1966.
  Lloyd Davis (c.1915-2001) — of South Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., about 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; superior court judge in California, 1967-70. Catholic. Member, Sierra Club. On October 26, 1969, he stabbed his wife, Mary Troja Davis, with a 9-inch butcher knife; she recovered. Charged with felony assault to commit murder; tried in 1970 and found not guilty by reason of insanity. Years later, he attributed the incident to a skin cancer drug. Died in South Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 22, 2001 (age about 86 years). Burial location unknown.
  Helen Cobb (c.1922-1999) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., about 1922. Candidate in primary for mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1963. Female. Member, League of Women Voters. Indicted in 1970 on bribery conspiracy charges in connection with the "Yellow Cab Scandal"; acquitted. Died, from complications of emphysema and diabetes, at Chase Medical Center, El Cajon, San Diego County, Calif., March 8, 1999 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Frank E. Curran — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1963-71. Indicted in 1970 on bribery and conspiracy charges in connection with the "Yellow Cab Scandal". Still living as of 1971.
  Angela Yvonne Davis (b. 1944) — also known as Angela Davis — Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., January 26, 1944. Communist. Following a violent escape attempt at the Marin County (California) Hall of Justice, August 7, 1970, in which several people were killed, she was implicated as an accomplice and fled; later arrested in New York, tried, and acquitted in 1972; awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1979; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1980, 1984; during the Communist coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, she supported Gorbachev, and subsequently left the Communist Party; university professor. Female. African ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Sallye E. Davis; brother of Ben Davis (professional football player).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Joseph Lawrence Alioto (1916-1998) — also known as Joseph L. Alioto — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., February 12, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1968-76; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1974. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Indicted in 1971 on federal charges of bribery, conspiracy, and mail fraud; acquitted in 1972. Died, of prostate cancer and pneumonia, in San Francisco, Calif., January 29, 1998 (age 81 years, 351 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.; cenotaph at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Guiseppe Alioto (1886-1961) and Domenica Mae (Lazio) Alioto (1893-1971); married, June 2, 1941, to Angelina Genaro (divorced 1977); married 1978 to Kathleen Sullivan (1944?-); father of Angela Mia Alioto; grandfather of Michela Alioto-Pier.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Phil Regan (1906-1996) — also known as Philip Joseph Christopher Aloysius Regan; "The Singing Cop" — of Summerland, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 28, 1906. Democrat. Detective; singer; performed, Democratic National Convention, 1944, 1948; arrested in January 1973, and charged with attempting to bribe Santa Barbara County Supervisor Frank J. Frost $1,000 for his support of a controversial rezoning; pleaded not guilty; tried and convicted; sentenced to prison; released after one year. Irish ancestry. Died in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., February 11, 1996 (age 89 years, 259 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Calif.
  Relatives: Married 1924 to Josephine Dwyer (1905-1993).
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) — also known as Richard M. Nixon; "Tricky Dick"; "Searchlight" — of Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Yorba Linda, Orange County, Calif., January 9, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1947-50; U.S. Senator from California, 1950-53; appointed 1950; resigned 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956; Vice President of the United States, 1953-61; President of the United States, 1969-74; defeated, 1960; candidate for Governor of California, 1962; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964. Quaker. Member, American Legion. Discredited by the Watergate scandal, as many of his subordinates were charged with crimes; in July 1974, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted three articles of impeachment against him, over obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress; soon after, a tape recording emerged which directly implicated him in the Watergate break-in; with impeachment certain, he resigned; pardoned in 1974 by President Gerald R. Ford. Died, from a stroke, at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 22, 1994 (age 81 years, 103 days). Interment at Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Anthony 'Frank' Nixon (1878-1956) and Hannah (Milhous) Nixon (1885-1967); married, June 21, 1940, to Thelma Catherine Ryan; father of Julie Nixon (daughter-in-law of John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower; granddaughter-in-law of Dwight David Eisenhower); second cousin of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Maurice H. Stans — John H. Holdridge — Clark MacGregor — Harry L. Sears — Harry S. Dent — Christian A. Herter, Jr. — John N. Mitchell — G. Bradford Cook — Raymond Moley — Patrick J. Buchanan — Nils A. Boe — Murray M. Chotiner — Richard Blumenthal — G. Gordon Liddy — Robert D. Sack — Edward G. Latch — William O. Mills
  Campaign slogan (1968): "Nixon's the One!"
  Epitaph: "The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Richard M. Nixon: RN : The Memoirs of Richard Nixon (1978) — Beyond Peace (1994) — 1999: Victory Without War (1988) — Leaders (1982) — Memoirs — Six Crises (1962) — The Challenges We Face (1960) — In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat and Renewal (1990) — No More Vietnams (1985) — The Poetry of Richard Milhous Nixon (1974) — Real Peace (1984) — The Real War (1980) — Seize The Moment: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World (1992)
  Books about Richard M. Nixon: Melvin Small, The Presidency of Richard Nixon — Joan Hoff, Nixon Reconsidered — Jonathan Aitken, Nixon : A Life — Garry Wills, Nixon Agonistes : The Crisis of the Self-Made Man — Thomas Monsell, Nixon on Stage and Screen : The Thirty-Seventh President As Depicted in Films, Television, Plays and Opera — Stephen E. Ambrose, Nixon : Education of a Politician, 1913-1962 — Richard Reeves, President Nixon: Alone in the White House — Roger Morris, Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician — Robert Mason, Richard Nixon and the Quest for a New Majority — Jules Witcover, Very Strange Bedfellows : The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon & Spiro Agnew
  Critical books about Richard M. Nixon: Nathan Miller, Star-Spangled Men : America's Ten Worst Presidents — Lance Morrow, The Best Year of Their Lives: Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon in 1948: Learning the Secrets of Power — Don Fulsom, Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President
  Richard Thomas Hanna (1914-2001) — also known as Richard T. Hanna; "The Little Leprechaun" — of Fullerton, Orange County, Calif.; Anaheim, Orange County, Calif. Born in Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyo., June 9, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1956-62; while in the Assembly, he helped bring about the establishment of the University of California at Irvine and California State University at Fullerton; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from California 34th District, 1963-74; resigned 1974. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Lions; Elks. In the 1970s, he received payments of about $200,000 from Korean businessman Tongsun Park in what became known as the "Koreagate" influence buying scandal; pleaded guilty; sentenced to 6-30 months in federal prison; served one year. Died in Tryon, Polk County, N.C., June 9, 2001 (age 87 years, 0 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Atlantic Ocean.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Herbert Wilson (1917-1984) — also known as Charles H. Wilson — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Magna, Salt Lake County, Utah, February 15, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1955-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from California 31st District, 1963-81. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Reprimanded by the House of Representatives in 1978 for accepting a $1,000 wedding gift from a key figure in the Koreagate scandal; censured by the House of Representatives in 1980 for financial misconduct; no criminal charges were filed. Died, of a heart attack, at Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Prince George's County, Md., July 21, 1984 (age 67 years, 157 days). Interment at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John George Schmitz (1930-2001) — also known as John G. Schmitz — of California. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 12, 1930. Member of California state senate, 1965-70, 1979; U.S. Representative from California 35th District, 1970-73; defeated in Republican primary, 1972, 1976, 1984; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1972; reprimanded by the California Senate in 1982 over a press release issued by his office, which characterized a critic and her supporters with crude slurs; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; John Birch Society; National Rifle Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Toastmasters. Died, of prostate cancer, in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 10, 2001 (age 70 years, 151 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Kay LeTourneau (Seattle teacher; convicted of child rape over her affair with a 13-year-old student).
  Campaign slogan: "When you're out of Schmitz, you're out of gear."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Ronald Vernie Dellums (1935-2018) — also known as Ronald V. Dellums — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., November 24, 1935. Democrat. Social worker; U.S. Representative from California, 1971-98 (7th District 1971-75, 8th District 1975-93, 9th District 1993-98); arrested during an anti-apartheid protest outside the South African Embassy in Washington, 1984; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2008; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 2007-11. Protestant. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Phi Alpha. Died in Washington, D.C., July 30, 2018 (age 82 years, 248 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Leola Roscoe Higgs.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Donlon Edwards (1915-2015) — also known as Don Edwards — of San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., January 6, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California, 1963-95 (9th District 1963-75, 10th District 1975-93, 16th District 1993-95); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964, 1968, 1988; arrested during an anti-apartheid protest outside the South African Embassy in Washington, 1984. Unitarian. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., October 1, 2015 (age 100 years, 268 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Jello Biafra (b. 1958) — also known as Eric Reed Boucher; "Occupant"; "Count Ringworm" — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Boulder, Boulder County, Colo., June 17, 1958. Co-founder, lead singer, and songwriter for the punk rock band Dead Kennedys (1978-86); founder of the Alternative Tentacles record label; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1979; charged, in Los Angeles in 1986, with distributing obscene "harmful matter" in the form of a sexually explicit print distributed with a Dead Kennedys record album; following a trial, the jury deadlocked, a mistrial was declared, and charges were dismissed; Biafra went on to become a spoken word performer; on May 7, 1994, he was assaulted and injured at a music club in Berkeley, Calif., by five or six attackers who called him a "sellout". Atheist. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Stanley Boucher and Virginia Boucher; married, October 31, 1981, to Therese Soder.
  Campaign slogan: "There's always room for Jello."
  Personal motto: "Don't hate the media, become the media."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Ezola Broussard Foster (b. 1938) — also known as Ezola B. Foster; Ezola Broussard — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Maurice, Vermilion Parish, La., August 9, 1938. School teacher; Republican candidate for California state assembly, 1984; arrested with others while protesting recognition of the gay Log Cabin Republican organization, at the California Republican state convention, 1987; Reform candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2000. Female. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, John Birch Society. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Married 1977 to Chuck Foster.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Nick Joe Rahall II (b. 1949) — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va., May 20, 1949. Democrat. Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, 1972-74; director of Rahall Communications, family business, owning radio and TV stations; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from West Virginia, 1977-2012 (4th District 1977-93, 3rd District 1993-2012); arrested in California for drunk driving, 1988. Presbyterian. Lebanese ancestry. Member, Rotary; Elks; Moose; Eagles; NAACP; National Rifle Association; Freemasons; Shriners. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Edwin Meese III (b. 1931) — also known as Ed Meese; "Reagan's Geographer" — Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., December 2, 1931. Lawyer; legal affairs secretary to Gov. Ronald Reagan, 1967-68; executive assistant and chief of staff, 1969-74; law professor; U.S. Attorney General, 1985-88. Lutheran. Member, Federalist Society. The independent counsel who investigated the Wedtech scandal reported that Meese, who had worked as a lobbyist for Wedtech, was complicit in the company's bribery and fraud; following this disclosure, he resigned from the Cabinet. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Meese, Jr. and Leona Meese; married 1959 to Ursula Herrick.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Tom Metzger — of California; Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Ind. Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from California 43rd District, 1980; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982; convicted in 1991 of burning a cross (as a form of hate speech or intimidation) and sentenced to prison; in 1992, he was arrested in Canada for violating immigration laws. Member, John Birch Society; Ku Klux Klan. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Alan MacGregor Cranston (1914-2000) — also known as Alan Cranston — of Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara County, Calif.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 19, 1914. Democrat. Journalist; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; real estate business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1988 (speaker); California state controller, 1959-67; U.S. Senator from California, 1969-93; defeated in primary, 1964; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1984. Protestant. Member, United World Federalists. Sued by Adolf Hitler over his unexpurgated translation into English of Mein Kampf. Reprimanded by the Senate in 1991 over his dealings with Lincoln Savings and Loan president Charles Keating. Died in Los Altos, Santa Clara County, Calif., December 31, 2000 (age 86 years, 195 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Cranston and Carol (Dixon) Cranston; married, November 6, 1940, to Geneva McMath (divorced 1951); married 1978 to Norma Weintraub.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Caspar Willard Weinberger (1917-2006) — also known as Caspar W. Weinberger; Cap Weinberger; "Cap the Knife" — of San Francisco, Calif.; Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., August 18, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1953-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956 (alternate), 1960 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); California Republican state chair, 1964; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1969-70; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1970; chair, Federal Trade Commission; director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget; U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1973-75; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1981-87. Episcopalian. Jewish ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1987. To forestall any prosecution for alleged misdeeds in connection with the Iran-Contra affair, he was pardoned by President George Bush in 1992. Died, of kidney ailments and pneumonia, in Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, March 28, 2006 (age 88 years, 222 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Step-son of Cerise (Carpenter) Weinberger; son of Herman Weinberger; married, August 12, 1942, to Jane Dalton.
  Epitaph: "Peace Through Strength"
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Caspar Weinberger: Fighting for Peace: Seven Critical Years in the Pentagon (1990) — In the Arena : A Memoir of the 20th Century, with Gretchen Roberts — Home of the Brave, with Wynton C. Hall — The Next War, with Peter Schweizer
  Fiction by Caspar Weinberger: Chain of Command, with Peter Schweizer
  Doris Allen (1936-1999) — of California. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., May 26, 1936. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1982-95; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1995; candidate for California state senate, 1990. Female. Was recalled from office in 1995 after becoming Speaker with mainly Democratic support. Died, of stomach and colon cancer, at a hospice in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., September 22, 1999 (age 63 years, 119 days). Interment somewhere in Cripple Creek, Colo.
  Matthew Eduardo Gonzalez (b. 1965) — also known as Matt Gonzalez — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in McAllen, Hidalgo County, Tex., June 4, 1965. Lawyer; as trial attorney for San Francisco Office of Public Defender, was twice jailed for contempt of court; the contempt findings were overturned on appeal; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 2003; Independent candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2008. Mexican ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Mateo Gonzalez and Oralia Gonzalez.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Maurice Larry Lawrence (1926-1996) — also known as M. Larry Lawrence — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 16, 1926. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964, 1972; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972; U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, 1994-96, died in office 1996. Jewish. Member, Zeta Beta Tau. Falsely claimed to have served and been injured in the Merchant Marine during World War II; this was discovered a year after his death. Died, of leukemia and blood dyscrasia, in Berne, Switzerland, January 9, 1996 (age 69 years, 146 days). Original interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; reinterment in 1997 at El Camino Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Sidney A. Lawrence and Tillie P. Astor Lawrence; married 1949 to Geraldine Polland.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Scott Winfield Davis — also known as Scott W. Davis — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif. Arrested in 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia, and charged with killing David Coffin and setting fire to his home; the charges were later dropped for lack of evidence; Independent candidate for Governor of California, 2003. Still living as of 2003.
  Walter Rayford Tucker III (b. 1957) — also known as Walter R. Tucker III — of Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 28, 1957. Democrat. Lawyer; ordained minister; mayor of Compton, Calif., 1991-92; U.S. Representative from California 37th District, 1993-95; resigned 1995. Baptist. African ancestry. Sentenced in 1996 to 27 months in prison for extortion and tax evasion. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Walter R. Tucker, Jr. (1924-1990).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Charles Richard Imbrecht (1949-2000) — also known as Charles R. Imbrecht — of Ventura, Ventura County, Calif.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Ventura, Ventura County, Calif., February 4, 1949. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly 36th District, 1976-82; candidate for California state senate 18th District, 1982. Lutheran. Pleaded guilty in 1997 to charges of drunk driving and marijuana possession and served one month in jail. Died, apparently from a heart attack, in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 18, 2000 (age 50 years, 348 days). Interment at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Earl Richard Imbrecht and Hazel Victoria (Berg) Imbrecht; married, September 23, 1979, to Alida Margit Bergseid.
  Jay C. Kim (b. 1939) — also known as Chang-Jun Kim — of Diamond Bar, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Seoul, South Korea, March 27, 1939. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 41st District, 1993-99; defeated in primary, 1998 (41st District), 2000 (42nd District). Methodist. Korean ancestry. Pleaded guilty in 1997 to a misdemeanor charge of accepting more than $250,000 in illegal campaign contributions; sentenced to two months of home detention. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Brian Setencich (born c.1962) — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born about 1962. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1995-96; defeated, 1996; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1995-96. Professional basketball player in Europe. Charged with bribery and mail fraud; tried and acquitted in February, 2000. Charged with tax evasion; tried in federal court and convicted in June, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Charles Quackenbush (b. 1954) — also known as Chuck Quackenbush — Born in 1954. Republican. Member of California state assembly 22nd District, 1986-94; California insurance commissioner, 1995-2000; resigned 2000; news media in 2000 reported that he had received large campaign contributions from the insurance companies his office regulated; rather than fine companies who underpaid claims following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, he persuaded them to donate to an "educational fund" which promoted his own political ambitions; under threat of impeachment and recall, he resigned, and left office in July 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas H. Bates (b. 1938) — also known as Tom Bates — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., February 9, 1938. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1977-96 (12th District 1977-93, 14th District 1993-96); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1980, 1984, 1988; mayor of Berkeley, Calif., 2002-; charged in 2002 with petty theft in connection with his destruction of 1,000 copies of a student newspaper that had endorsed his opponent; pleaded guilty, was fined, and paid restitution. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Married to Loni Hancock (daughter of Donald S. Harrington (1914-?)).
  Political family: Hancock-Bates-Harrington family of Berkeley, California.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Randall Cunningham (b. 1941) — also known as Randy Cunningham; "Duke" — of Del Mar, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 8, 1941. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War; U.S. Representative from California, 1991-2005 (44th District 1991-93, 51st District 1993-2003, 50th District 2003-05); resigned 2005; pleaded guilty on Federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges, November 28, 2005; subsequently resigned from Congress. Christian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Critical books about Randy Cunningham: Marcus Stern et al, The Wrong Stuff: The Extraordinary Saga of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the Most Corrupt Congressman Ever Caught — Seth Hettena, Feasting on the Spoils : The Life and Times of Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, History's Most Corrupt Congressman
  Michael J. Zucchet (b. 1969) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., December 24, 1969. Economist; mayor of San Diego, Calif., 2005; convicted in federal court on conspiracy, wire fraud and extortion charges, 2005; the convictions were later overturned. Still living as of 2005.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Mary Carey (b. 1981) — also known as Mary Ellen Cook — of California. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 15, 1981. Actress in pornographic movies; Independent candidate for Governor of California, 2003; arrested in April 2005 during a raid on a strip club in Lakewood, Wash.; charged with touching herself while dancing; pleaded guilty and received a suspended sentence. Female. Still living as of 2013.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile
  Joshua Selassie Wolf (b. 1982) — also known as Josh Wolf — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in California, June 8, 1982. Video journalist; jailed 226 days by a federal court for his refusal to turn over to prosecutors his tapes of anarchist protesters clashing with police during a 2005 demonstration; released in April 2007; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 2007. Jewish ancestry. Still living as of 2007.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Peter Lantos (1928-2008) — also known as Tom Lantos; Tamas Peter Lantos — of Millbrae, San Mateo County, Calif.; Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif.; San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Budapest, Hungary, February 1, 1928. Democrat. University professor; television news commentator; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1976, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004; U.S. Representative from California, 1981-2008 (11th District 1981-93, 12th District 1993-2008); died in office 2008. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Mu. Arrested for disorderly conduct in April 2006, while taking part civil disobedience action to protest genocide in Darfur, in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C. Died, of cancer of the esophagus, in Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 11, 2008 (age 80 years, 10 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married 1950 to Annette Tillemann; father of Katrina Lantos (1952?-) (who married Richard Nelson Swett).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Shannon Lerach (b. 1946) — also known as William S. Lerach; Bill Lerach — of Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County, Calif. Born in 1946. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996. Plead guilty in 2007 to federal charges of conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and making false declarations under oath in connection with a kickback scheme; sentenced to two years in prison, fined $250,000, and ordered to do 1,000 hours of community service. Still living as of 2010.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (b. 1947) — also known as Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Arnie"; "Conan the Republican"; "The Governator"; "The Austrian Oak" — of Brentwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, July 30, 1947. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; actor in numerous movies, including Pumping Iron, the Terminator series, Conan the Barbarian, Predator, Total Recall, and others; Governor of California, 2003-; he and his wife separated in 2011 after revealing that his sexual contact with a member of his household staff resulted in a child ten years earlier. Catholic. Austrian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907-1972) and Aurelia (Jadrny) Schwarzenegger (1922-1998); married, April 26, 1986, to Maria Owings Shriver (daughter of Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.; sister of Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-); niece of John Fitzgerald Kennedy).
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Arnold Schwarzenegger: Arnold : The Education of a Bodybuilder (1977) — Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story (2012)
  Books about Arnold Schwarzenegger: Nigel Andrews, True Myths : The Life and Times of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from Pumping Iron to Governor of California — Susan Zannos, Arnold Schwarzenegger — Laurence Leamer, Fantastic : The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger — Michael Blitz & Louise Krasniewicz, Why Arnold Matters: The Rise of a Cultural Icon — Ian Halperin, The Governator: From Muscle Beach to His Quest for the White House, the Improbable Rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger — Colleen A. Sexton, Arnold Schwarzenegger (for young readers)
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