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James A. Hayes


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1966 Republican AD-39 50721 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-39 66891 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-39 55576 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: December 5, 1921 in Fowler, CA
Married: Janne Mentzel, Sonja Pederson Hayes
Children: Joan, Judith, James Jr., and Jeffrey
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Died: August 10, 2000 in Lomita, CA

1963-1966: Vice Mayor, City of Long Beach
1969-1971: Member, California Judicial Council
1972: Resigned from the State Assembly on August 31.
1972-1979: Member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

  • As a newscaster for CBS, he handled the broadcasting assignment for the first atomic bomb test on Bikini Atoll in 1946 (Operation Crossroads). [Source: 1967 Blue Book]

Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1971)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1969)
Source: Oral History Interview [PDF Document]. California State Archives
Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)