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Hiram Johnson


Picture of Hiram Johnson
CA Blue Book 1942
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1910 Republican Governor 177191 Win
11-03-1914 Progressive (Bull Moose) Governor 460495 Win
11-07-1916 Republican Senate1 574667 Win
11-07-1922 Republican Senate1 564422 Win
11-06-1928 Republican Senate1 1148397 Win
11-06-1934 Republican Senate1 1946572 Win
11-05-1940 Republican Senate1 2238899 Win

Candidate Biography:

Hiram Warren Johnson
Born: September 2, 1866 in Sacramento, CA
Married: Minnie L. McNeal
Children: Hiram Warren Johnson Jr. and Archibald McNeal Johnson
Family: Son of Grove L. Johnson
Died (in office): August 6, 1945 in Bethesda, Maryland

1899-1902: Corporation Counsel, City of Sacramento
Previous: Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco
1912: Founder, Progressive Party
1912: Progressive Party Nominee for Vice President (with Theodore Roosevelt)
1917: Resigned as Governor on March 15.
1920: Primary Candidate for President (Lost)

  • Epitaph: "Simple, Direct, and Certain" 
  • QUOTEABLE: "The first casualty, when war comes, is truth."
  • PLACENAME: One elementary school, and one high school (Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento) are named for the Governor.
  • PLACENAME: The East-West street that runs through Capitol Park in Sacramento was designated the "Governor Hiram W. Johnson Memorial Parkway" by SCR 55 (Keene, 1986).
  • Johnson was a 2009 Inductee to the California Hall of Fame.

Source: California Blue Book (1911), (1913-15), (1924), (1946)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []