Frank P. BelottiRepublican
Born: January 3, 1898 in Massachusetts
Married: Delphine Moranda (in 1934)
Died (in office): November 29, 1972
Previous: Member, Humboldt County Planning Commission
- LEGISLATION: Coauthor (with Jim Mills) of AB 7 (Chapt. 1237, Stats of 1963) which established "Eureka" as the official state motto.
- PLACENAME: The Frank and Delphine Belotti Grove (in Humboldt Redwoods State Park) is located near Garberville.
- PLACENAME: Highway 101 from Englewood to Sylvandale is named the "Frank P. Belotti Freeway". Named in 1961. - Source: cahighways.org
- PLACENAME: Highway 101 in the area known as the Redwood Freeway, from the Bridge numbered 04-241, over the South Fork of the Eel River at Smith Point, to Myers Flat, a distance of approximately 22 miles, which includes the Frank P. Belotti Bridge, is officially designated as the "Frank P. Belotti Memorial Freeway". Named in 1994. - Source: cahighways.org
- PLACENAME: Bridge 04-212, over the south fork of the Eel River near Garberville in Humboldt county, is named the "Frank P. Belotti Memorial Bridge". Named in 1972. - Source: cahighways.org
- Belotti and his wife Delphine were seriously injured in a vehicle accident near Cloverdale on September 26, 1971. His neck was broken in the accident and he remained absent from the Capitol for three months. He declined to run for reelection in 1972. He died of cancer on November 29, on what was to be his next to last day in office.
- Listed his occupation as "fur farmer" of mink and fox.
- NOTE: Not the same person (last name spelled differently) as Francis Xavier Bellotti, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor (1963-1965) and Massachusetts Attorney General (1975-1987).
Source: California Blue Book (1954), (1967)
Source: "Assemblyman's Injury Blocks Coastline Bill", Los Angeles Times (9/28/1971), p. C8
Source: "Inventory of the Frank P. Belotti Papers" by the California State Archives
Source: "Inside the Capitol" Merced Sun-Star (2/9/1973) p. 31