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Earl D. Desmond


Picture of Earl D. Desmond
CA Blue Book (1932)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1932 Democratic AD-09 8190 Loss
11-06-1934 Democratic AD-09 11253 Win
11-03-1936 Democratic AD-09 13953 Win
11-08-1938 Democratic AD-09 17564 Win
11-05-1940 Democratic AD-09 19123 Win
11-03-1942 Democratic AD-09 16169 Win
11-07-1944 Democratic SD-19 19926 Win
11-02-1948 Democratic SD-19 69380 Win
11-04-1952 Democratic SD-19 102945 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic SD-19 116930 Win

Candidate Biography:

Earl Daniel Desmond
Born: August 26, 1895 in Sacramento, CA
Married: Edna Nicolaus
Children: Richard F., Louis N., Michael J., Mary Sweigert Mastalski, Denise Franzoia and Clare Lagomarsino
Military Service: ARMY (WWI)
Died (in office): May 28, 1958 in Sacramento, CA

Previous: Secretary, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
1941: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly

  • LEGISLATION: Desmond authored the bill which created Sacramento State College as part of the CSU system.
  • PLACENAME: Desmond Hall at Sacramento State is named for Senator Desmond.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Desmond had six children.
  • Family: Desmond's grandson Richard F. Desmond Jr. served as Assembly Chief Sergeant-at-Arms in 2018-2019 and as a Sacramento County Supervisor (2021-Present).

Source: California Blue Book (1938), (1946), (1958)