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Earl S. Smittcamp


Picture of Earl S. Smittcamp
CSU Fresno
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1960 Republican AD-33 30275 Loss
11-03-1970 Republican SD-16 54986 Loss

Candidate Biography:

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)