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Chester M. Gannon

Republican

Date Party Office Votes Result
11-01-1934 Republican SD-19 0 Loss
11-03-1936 Democratic AD-08 22932 Win
11-08-1938 Democratic AD-08 28962 Win
11-03-1942 Republican AD-08 25206 Win
11-07-1944 Republican AD-08 30082 Win
11-05-1946 Republican AD-08 27092 Win
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 19, 1888 in Truckee, CA
Married: Ruth Oakley
Military Service: ARMY (WWI)
Died: January 17, 1963

1940: Member, Assembly Investigating Committee on Interference With the Legislature ("Call Committee")
1948: Primary Candidate for AD-08 (Lost)

  • An incumbent who lost their party primary (in 1948)
  • FATHER OF THE CODE: Gannon authored AB 880 (1937), which established the California Business and Professions Code.

Source: California Blue Book (1938), (1946)
Source: "Assembly Investigating Committee on Interference With the Legislature" printed in the Journal of the California State Assembly, 1st Ex. Session of 1940 (pages 870-889)