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Ernest R. Geddes


Picture of Ernest R. Geddes
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1944 Write-in AD-49 11518 Win
11-05-1946 Republican AD-49 25913 Win
11-02-1948 Republican AD-49 38935 Win
11-07-1950 Republican AD-49 44114 Win
11-04-1952 Republican AD-49 49662 Win
11-02-1954 Republican AD-49 32092 Win
11-06-1956 Republican AD-49 52030 Win
11-04-1958 Republican AD-49 47721 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 7, 1893 in San Antonio, Texas
Married: Madge Wire (in 1922)
Children: Barbara Ellen, Margaret Louise, and Allice Virginia
Died: April 9, 1983

  • FATHER OF THE CODE: Geddes authored AB 1935 (1953), which established the California Unemployment Insurance Code.
  • "Elected by write-in at General Election in 1944. Succeeded Lee T. Bashore, who had won both party nominations at the Primary, but who died September 14, 1944." Source: California Blue Book (1975)

Source: California Blue Book (1946), (1954)
Source: Social Security Death Index (website).