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Augustus F. "Gus" Hawkins

Democratic

Picture of Augustus F. Hawkins
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1934 Democratic AD-62 11199 Win
11-03-1936 Democratic AD-62 17548 Win
11-08-1938 Democratic AD-62 19107 Win
11-05-1940 Democratic AD-62 26035 Win
11-03-1942 Democratic AD-62 15271 Win
11-07-1944 Democratic AD-62 22655 Win
11-05-1946 Democratic AD-62 20324 Win
11-02-1948 Democratic AD-62 27404 Win
11-07-1950 Democratic AD-62 21081 Win
11-04-1952 Democratic AD-62 32858 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic AD-62 25475 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic AD-62 28975 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic AD-62 27042 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic AD-62 30053 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic CD-21 73465 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic CD-21 106231 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic CD-21 74216 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic CD-21 89536 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic CD-21 75127 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic CD-21 95050 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic CD-29 47204 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic CD-29 82515 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic CD-29 65214 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic CD-29 80095 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic CD-29 97028 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic CD-29 108777 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic CD-29 78132 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic CD-29 88169 Win
Website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_F._Hawkins
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 31, 1907 in Shreveport, Louisiana
Married: Pegga Adeline Smith (d. 1966), Elsie (d. 2007)
Children: Two stepdaughters and a stepson.
University: University of Southern California (1932)
Died: November 10, 2007 in Bethesda, Maryland

1944: U.S. Presidential Elector
1971: Co-Founder, Congressional Black Caucus

  • Gus Hawkins was the first black US Representative from any western state (1962).
  • Gus Hawkins was 27 when elected to the Assembly in 1934.
  • As of 2010, Hawkins was the fifth longest-lived US Representative is US history.  
  • PLACENAME: The Augustus F. Hawkins Natural Park is located in Los Angeles. The Augustus Hawkins Mental Health Center is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center in Los Angeles. 
  • ACR 126 (Dymally, 2008) declares that the second Monday of September of each year shall be Gus Hawkins Day in California.

Source: California Blue Book (1961)

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