William P. "Bill" CampbellRepublican
William Paul Campbell
Born: July 24, 1935 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Married: Margene Taylor
Children: Kimberly Ann Toth, Michelle Lynn, and Stephanie Jo
Military Service: ARMY
Died: March 21, 2015 in Orem, Utah
1972: Candidate for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Lost)
1979-1983: Minority Leader, California State Senate
1989: Resigned from the State Senate on December 15.
1990-1998: President, California Manufacturers Association
- LEGISLATION: Author of the Campbell-Moretti-Deukmejian Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 1972 (an assessment of the drug abuse problem in California).
- LEGISLATIVE STAFF: In a first for the State Legislature, in January 1985 Senator Campbell temporarily (and jokingly) added a battery-powered robot named "Solon" to his legislative staff. ["New Staff Member" Santa Cruz Sentinel, Volume 129, Number 6, 8 January 1985, p. 10]
Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1971)