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George C. Pardee


Picture of George C. Pardee
CA Blue Book 2000
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1902 Republican Governor 146332 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 25, 1857 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Helen
Children: Madeline, Helen, Carol, and Florence
Family: Son of Enoch H. Pardee
Died: September 1, 1941 in Oakland, CA

1889-1891: Member, Oakland Board of Health
1889-1903: Regent, University of California
1891-1893: Member, Oakland City Council
1893-1895: Mayor, City of Oakland
1907-1908: Member, National Conservation Commission
1911-191?: Member, California Conservation Commission
1912: Co-founder of the Progressive Party in California
1912: U.S. Presidential Elector
1924: U.S. Presidential Elector
1924-1941: President, East Bay Municipal Utility District

  • Pardee was the first Governor of California to be born in California after it became a state. Romualdo Pacheco had been born in Santa Barbara in 1831, when it was still part of Mexico.
  • Pardee was the first Governor to reside in the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento. 
  • PLACENAME: The Pardee Home Museum is located in Oakland. The home was built by Governor Pardee's father Enoch Pardee, who served as mayor of Oakland, state assemblyman, and state senator.
  • PLACENAME: The East Bay Municipal Utility District named it's primary reservoir after Governor Pardee. The site is also home to the Pardee Reservior Recreation Area. Also known as Lake Pardee.

Source: California Blue Book (1903), (1911)