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John F. Shelley


Picture of John F. Shelley
CA Blue Book 1954
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1938 Democratic SD-14 126094 Win
11-03-1942 Democratic SD-14 137823 Win
11-05-1946 Democratic Lieutenant Governor 1137232 Loss
11-08-1949 Nonpartisan CD-05 80612 Win
11-07-1950 Democratic CD-05 117888 Win
11-04-1952 Democratic CD-05 107542 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic CD-05 86428 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic CD-05 104358 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic CD-05 99171 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic CD-05 104507 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic CD-05 64493 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 3, 1905 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Genevieve Giles
Children: Kevin and Joan-Marie [President of San Francisco Federation of Teachers (1985-1989) and United Educators of San Francisco (1989-1997)]
Military Service: USCG (WWII)
Died: September 1, 1974 in San Francisco, CA

1937-1949: President, San Francisco Labor Council
1940: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1944: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1947-1949: President, California American Federation of Labor
1948: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1952: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1956: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1960: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1964: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on January 7.
1964-1968: Mayor, City of San Francisco
1969-1974: Lobbyist, City of San Francisco

  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Shelley-Malone Apprentice Labor Standards Act of 1939 (establishing the CA Apprenticeship Council within the Department of Industrial Relations) 
  • PLACENAME: John F. Shelley Drive is the main road through McLaren Park in San Francisco.

Source: California Blue Book (1946), (1954)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []