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Thomas A. Maloney


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Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1924 Republican SD-23 4901 Win
11-06-1928 Republican SD-23 3622 Win
11-08-1932 Republican AD-20 7820 Win
11-06-1934 Republican AD-20 10470 Win
11-03-1936 Republican AD-20 10154 Win
11-08-1938 Republican AD-20 11427 Win
11-05-1940 Republican AD-20 13923 Win
11-03-1942 Republican AD-20 12246 Win
11-07-1944 Republican AD-20 18896 Win
11-05-1946 Republican AD-20 14798 Win
11-02-1948 Republican AD-20 22499 Win
11-07-1950 Republican AD-20 19966 Win
11-04-1952 Republican AD-20 26794 Win
11-02-1954 Republican AD-20 19590 Win
11-06-1956 Republican AD-20 17148 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Thomas Aloysius Maloney
Born: May 22, 1889 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Helen Margaret Toomey
Children: Thomas V., John R., Alice, and Barbara
Died: January 15, 1986 in Belmont, CA

1943-1956: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly

  • FATHER OF THE CODE: Maloney authored AB 2100 (1937), which established the California Labor Code.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Shelley-Malone Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939 (establishing the CA Apprenticeship Council within the Department of Industrial Relations. 
  • LEGISLATION: An Los Angeles Times obituary quoted Maloney saying "one of the most satisfying pieces of legislation he ever authored was the one that permitted the sale of pre-colored margerine." 
  • LEGISLATION: Maloney authored a bill in 1955 which would have required licensing for gardeners. The sponsor of the bill (Rose Fanucchi of the San Fracnsico Gardeners Association) said that "regulation is needed to protect the public from untrained gardeners who may damage plantings and to protect expert gardeners from competition." The bill died in the Assembly Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Economy.

Source: California Blue Book (1928), (1932), (1946), (1950)
Source: "Assembly Group Spurns Bill to License Gardeners" by the AP, Los Angeles Times (4/8/1955)