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Samuel M. Shortridge


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1920 Republican Senate3 447835 Win
11-02-1926 Republican Senate3 670128 Win

Candidate Biography:

Samuel Morgan Shortridge
Born: August 3, 1861 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Married: Laura Leigh Gashwiler (in 1889)
Children: Samuel M. Shortridge Jr. and John Gashwiler Shortridge
Family: Brother of State Senator Charles M. Shortridge
Died: January 15, 1952 in Atherton, CA

1888: U.S. Presidential Elector
1900: U.S. Presidential Elector
1908: U.S. Presidential Elector
1939-1943: Special Attorney, US Department of Justice

  • The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, in downtown Los Angeles, was named for Senator Shortridge's sister Clara who was the first woman admitted to the California bar and the first female clerk for the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The Foltz Criminal Justice Center was the location of the Richard Ramirez, O.J. Simpson, and Phil Spector murder trials.

Source: California Blue Book (1924)