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Hobart R. Alter


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1932 Republican AD-72 12270 Win
11-06-1934 Republican AD-72 12014 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Hobart Romig Alter
Born: December 13, 1897 in Iowa
Married: Katherine G. Laidlaw (m. 1919)
Child: Hobart Laidlaw Alter, Carolyn Wise and Lillian Spencer
Military Service: ARMY (WWI)
Died: May 13, 1984 in Ontario, CA

1929: Member, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
1942: Agricultural Chairman, Ontario Defense Council

  • Assemblyman Alter was the father of Herbert “Hobie" Alter, Jr. (born while his father was in the Assembly) who created the 'Hobie surf board" which was made out of foam and fiberglass, as well as the highly successful "Hobie cat" line of sailboats. Hobie's company was started in the garage of the family home at 34195 Coast Highway in Dana Point.

Source: Geni

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