Joseph C. ShellRepublican
Joseph Claude Shell, Sr.
Born: September 7, 1918 in La Conner, Washington
Married: Barbara Morton (m. 1940, div. 1968), Mary Kay Shell (m. 1970)
Child: Barbara Dorothy, Joseph C. Jr., David Morton, and Harold Allen
University: University of Southern California (BS; Business Administration, 1940)
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Died: April 7, 2008 in Bakersfield, CA
1959-1963: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
1962: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost)
1989-1991: Member, Agricultural Labor Relations Board
- Shell was the Captain of the 1939 USC team which won the Rose Bowl that year.
- Mary Kay Shell was a former mayor of Bakersfield (1981-1985) and Kern County Supervisor (1985-1997)
Source: California Blue Book (1954), (1958), (1961)