John E. Thurman Jr.Democratic
Born: May 6, 1919 in Richmond, CA
Children: Robert, Janice, and Susan
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: July 1983 in Modesto, CA
1960-1970: Member, Hart-Ransom Unified School District Board of Education
1970-1972: Member, Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors
- In 1979, Thurman was the target of an attempted recall led by Roland Lapham. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
- PLACENAME: John Thurman Field in Modesto is a baseball stadium that serves as the home of the minor league Modesto Nuts.
Source: California Blue Book (1975)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)