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Edward Fletcher


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CA Blue Book (1942)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1934 Republican SD-40 46168 Win
11-08-1938 Republican SD-40 85883 Win
11-05-1940 Republican CD-20 66132 Loss
11-03-1942 Republican SD-40 48746 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: December 31, 1872 in Littleton, Massachusetts
Married: Mary C. Batchelder (in 1896).
Children: Catherine, Edward Jr., Charles K., Lawrence S., Willis, Stephen, Ferdinand T., Mary Louise, Eugene and Virginia
Died: October 15, 1955 in San Diego, CA

1915: Director, California-Panama Exposition

  • FATHER OF THE CODE: Fletcher and Hugh Burns authored SB 958 (1943), which established the California Government Code.
  • PLACENAME: "Fletcher Parkway" in La Mesa and "Fletcher Hills" in El Cajon are named for Fletcher. 
  • His children held a number of political offices; Charles became a member of Congress, Lawrence served as a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, and Willis was the Founding Director of the Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Fletcher had 10 children.

Source: California Blue Book (1938)