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Thomas C. Lynch


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
08-31-1964 Democratic Attorney General 0 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic Attorney General 3375334 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 20, 1904 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Virginia Lee Summers (in 1932)
Children: Michael and Kevin
Died: May 29, 1986 in San Francisco, CA

1933-1944: Assistant U.S. Attorney, for Northern District of California
1944-1951: Chief Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco County
1951-1964: District Attorney, San Francisco County
1959-1966: California Disaster Acting Governor #1
1964: Appointed Attorney General by Governor Edmund G. Brown to replace Stanley Mosk.

  • FEAR AND LOATHING: As Attorney General, Lynch published a report on the rise of motorcycle gangs, which served as a running theme in the book "Hells Angels" by Hunter Thompson.

Source: California Blue Book (1967)
Source: Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson (Random House; 1966)