John G. VenemanRepublican
Born: October 31, 1925 in Corcoran, CA
Married: Nita Bomberger (in 1947)
Child: Ann Veneman*, 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 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 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 socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu (accessed 4/17/2011)