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Louis Francis


Date Party Office Votes Result
06-05-1956 Republican AD-25 21694 Win
11-06-1956 Republican AD-25 39389 Win
11-04-1958 Republican AD-25 36710 Win
11-08-1960 Republican AD-25 53135 Win

Candidate Biography:

Louis Patrick Francis
Born: May 24, 1923 in Oakland, CA
Married: Alice R. Corcoran (in 1933)
Children: Patrick O., Michelle A., Janice A., Mark L.
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Died: March 9, 1968

1962: Proponent, Proposition 24 [Subversive Activities] (Failed; 40%)

  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 336 (1959) which required that "every judge of a court of record of this State shall, in open court... wear a judicial robe..." (Ch. 1948, Statutes of 1959)
  • Proposition 24 (1962) was known as the "Francis Amendment," in reference to Francis' support of the measure. John M. Allswang referred to Proposition 24 as the "extreme Cold War anti-communist sentiment" in The Initiative and Referendum in California: 1898 - 1998.

Source: California Blue Book (1958), (1961)

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