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John G. Veneman


Date Party Office Votes Result
01-23-1962 Republican AD-30 20099 Win
11-06-1962 Republican AD-30 30918 Win
11-03-1964 Republican AD-30 42526 Win
11-08-1966 Republican AD-30 46477 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-30 53930 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 31, 1925 in Corcoran, CA
Married: Nita Bomberger (in 1947)
Child: Ann M*, John, and Jane
Military Service: USN
Died: April 11, 1982 in Sacramento, CA

1956-1959: Member, Empire School District Board
1959-1962: Member, Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors
1964-1969: Member, California Social Welfare Board
1969: Resigned from the State Assembly on March 6.
1969-197?: Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare
1974: Primary Candidate for Lieutenant Governor (Lost)
1975-1976: Counselor, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller

  • PLACENAME: Route 99 in Stanislaus County is named the "John G. Veneman Freeway." There is also a Veneman Avenue in Modesto named for the Assemblyman. 
  • Ann Veneman has served as Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (1995-1999), Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture (1991-1993), Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture (2001–2005), and Executive Director of UNICEF (2005-2010).

Source: California Blue Book (1963)
Source: A Disorderly House: The Brown-Unruh Years in Sacramento by James R. Mills (Heyday Books; 1987)
Source: "Veneman, John G., 1925-1982. AACR2" at (accessed 4/17/2011)