Kenneth A. MeadeDemocratic
Kenneth Arnold Meade
Born: September 27, 1938 in Ross, CA
Married: Sharon Gilberd (in 1964)
Children: Kelly and Tyler
- Legislative Altercation: On March 21, 1974, Meade fought with Assemblyman Lou Papan. Papan got a black eye, but Meade had to get 15 stitches to fix a head wound and was hospitalized for two days. According to Papan's Oral History Project interview, the cause of the fight was caused by a misunderstanding over Papan's refusal to vote for a Meade bill in Committee. An article in the LA Times described the injuries as "Meade suffered a black eye, a deep cut above the right eye that required stitches and a possible concussion, while Papan was unmarked... The San Francisco Examiner Thursday said Meade threw a cup of coffee in Papan's face and Papan retaliated with a fist to Meade's eye..."
Source: California Blue Book (1971), (1975)
Source: "Legislator Injured in Capitol Incident Leaves Hospital" by Jerry Gillam, Los Angeles Times (5/22/1974)