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Ernest E. Debs


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1932 Liberty CD-17 3965 Loss
11-03-1942 Democratic AD-56 16675 Win
11-07-1944 Democratic AD-56 39639 Win
11-05-1946 Democratic AD-56 32651 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: February 7, 1904 in Toledo, Ohio
Married: Lorene Marsh Robertson (in 1944)
Children: David Debs, Candi Debs, Stan Grant, Lonnie Gordon and Nancy Martel
Died: March 17, 2002 in Indian Wells, CA

1939-1941: Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, California State Assembly
1947: Resigned from the State Assembly on June 30.
1947-1958: Member, Los Angeles City Council
1958-1974: Member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

  • PLACENAME: Ernest E. Debs Park in Los Angeles is named for the Assemblyman.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the bill (1947) creating Los Angeles State College (now CSU Los Angeles).
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the bill (1947) creating the UCLA Medical Center.

Source: California Blue Book (1946)
Source: "Ernest E. Debs, 98; County Supervisor for 16 Years" by Kenneth Reich, Los Angeles Times (3/19/2002)