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James E. Cunningham Sr.


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1950 Republican SD-36 70654 Win
11-02-1954 Republican SD-36 83472 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 28, 1916 in Santa Barbara, CA
Married: Louise Ruth Cunningham
Children: James E. Jr., Renee Louise
Military Service: ARMY (WWII), USAF
Died: June 6, 1992

Previous: Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County
1947-1951: Mayor, City of San Bernardino
1957: Resigned from the State Senate on September 10.

  • Served in the Normandy invasion.
  • In 1947, was the youngest mayor in U.S. of a city over 50,000 population.

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

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