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Harrison W. Call


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1936 Republican AD-29 29189 Win
11-08-1938 Republican AD-29 29813 Win
11-05-1940 Republican AD-29 37973 Win
11-03-1942 Republican AD-27 26954 Win
11-07-1944 Republican AD-27 44925 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 5, 1898 in Farmington, New Mexico
Married: Stella Beutler (m. 1927)
Children: One son and one daughter
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican Expedition, WWI)
Died: August 29, 1975 in North Highlands, CA

1940: Chair, Assembly Investigating Committee on Interference With the Legislature ("Call Committee")*

  • "Call Committee": On February 18th, Assembly Speaker Gordon H. Garland discovered a microphone in his hotel bedroom that was connected to a recording device in an adjacent hotel room. The Assembly then convened the "Assembly Investigating Committee on Interference With the Legislature" (whose seven members were Harrison W. Call, Seth Millington, Chester F. Gannon, Ray Williamson, C. Don FieldF. Ray Bennett, and Hugh M. Burns). The Governor vetoed AB 64 (which approved funding for the Investigating Committee), which was over-ridden by the Legislature. The final report of the committee found six people directly or indirectly implicated in the incident; Howard R. Philbrick (DMV Director), Robert E. Voshell (whose hotel room had the recording device in it), Paul H. Rowe, Stanley Mosk, National Guard Lt. Colonel Charles Henderson, and Governor Culbert L. Olson.

Source: California Blue Book (1938)
Source: "Assembly Investigating Committee on Interference With the Legislature" printed in the Journal of the California State Assembly, 1st Ex. Session of 1940 (pages 870-889)

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