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Clair Engle


Picture of Clair Engle
CA Blue Book (1961)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1942 Democratic SD-08 9182 Win
08-31-1943 Democratic CD-02 0 Win
11-07-1944 Democratic CD-02 48201 Win
11-05-1946 Democratic CD-02 57895 Win
11-02-1948 Democratic CD-02 78555 Win
11-07-1950 Democratic CD-02 85103 Win
11-04-1952 Democratic CD-02 124179 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic CD-02 113104 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic CD-02 136930 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic Senate1 2927693 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 21, 1911 in Bakersfield, CA
Children: Yvonne Loraine
Died (in office): July 30, 1964 in Washington, DC

1934-1942: District Attorney, Tehama County
1943: Resigned from the State Senate on September 14.
1964: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost)

  • PLACENAME: The body of water created by the Trinity Dam in 1962 was officially named "Clair Engle Lake" following the death of the Senator in 1964. The lake was renamed "Trinity Lake" in 1997, although the California Department of Water Resources still uses both names on some publications. Even now, Google maps shows the location as being named "Clair Eagle Lake"

Source: California Blue Book (1967)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []

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