Earl S. SmittcampRepublican
Born: May 5, 1918 in Frenso, CA
Married: Muriel (in 1940)
Children: Robert, Carol, Betsy, and Bill
Military Service: USMC (WWII)
Died: October 20, 2014 in Clovis, CA
1940s-2014: Owner, Wawona Frozen Foods
1967-2014: California Disaster Acting Governor #6
1969: Participant, White House Conference on Food and Nutrition
1970-1972: Member, California State Board of Agriculture
1971: Chairman, Federal Farm Credit Board
1976: Member, U.S. Advisory Committee on Regulatory Programs
- At his time of death, Smittcamp had spent 47 years and two months in the line of succession to the Governor, longer than any other person in California history.
- In June 2014, Lisa Sondergaard Smittcamp was elected Fresno County District Attorney.
- Muriel Smittcamp was a 2005 Woman of the Year (Selected by Senator Chuck Poochigian)
- Bob Smittcamp was a 2016 and 2020 Delegate to the Republican National Conventions.
Source: "AFFI elects new officers, directors at annual meeting" in Frozen Food Digest (April-May, 2005)
Source: "Smittcamp matriarch dies at age 92" by Tim Sheehan, Fresno Bee (10/9/2009)
Source: "Earl Smittcamp, founder of Wawona Frozen Foods in Clovis, dies at 96" Fresno Bee (10/20/2014)