William B. HornblowerRepublican
Born: December 23, 1894 in San Francisco, CA
Family: Son of Judge F. A. Hornblower (City Attorney, District Attorney and Associate Justice of El Dorado county)
Died: August 7, 1957 in CA
1933: Delegate, California Convention for the Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment
- FATHER OF THE CODE: Hornblower authored AB 170 (1935), which established the California Vehicle Code.
- LEGISLATION: Hornblower was the author of AJR 2 (1933) which provided California's ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, repealing the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States.
- LEGISLATION: Author of AB 86 (Chapter 352, Stats of 1935) which established the California Department of Employment, today known as the Employment Development Department (EDD). The six authors were C. C. Cottrell, William Moseley Jones, Jesse M. Mayo, William B. Hornblower, Melvyn Cronin, and Ray Williamson.
Source: California Blue Book (1928)