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Daniel J. Creedon


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1952 Republican AD-25 51318 Win
11-02-1954 Republican AD-25 26247 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: June 27, 1914 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Gretchen Temple (in 1941)
Child: Jan Meredith
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Died: October 5, 1982 in Sacramento, CA

1940s: Member, San Mateo City Council
1949-1950: Mayor, City of San Mateo
1950-1952: Justice of the Peace, Second Township
1952: Justice, San Mateo Municipal Court
1955: Resigned from the State Assembly on January 4.
1955-1982: Lobbyist, California Brewers Association

  • Creedon resigned from the Assembly to assume the leadership of the Malt Beverage Association (which replaced the California State Brewers Institute), following the downfall of lobbyist Artie Samish. At the time of his death in 1982, Creedon represented the Jockey Club at Bay Meadows, the Consulting Engineers Association of California, the City of Vernon, the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, and the Malt Beverage Association. (LA Times)
  • SCHOLARSHIP: The California Association of Highway Patrolmen awards a "Daniel J. Creedon & James D. Garibaldi Scholarship Award" to the dependent, college-age children of active, retired or deceased California Highway Patrol Officers.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the bill (1953) that served as a model for the federal "Uniform Monday Holiday Act", which moved Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and the "Presidents Day" to Mondays.

Source: California Blue Book (1954)
Source: Social Security Death Index (website).
Source: "D. J. Creedon, Lobbyist and Ex-Legislator, Dies" (Los Angeles Times, 10/12/1982, p. B 18)

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