JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Advanced Search Elected Offices Longest Service Shortest Service Redistricting Most Votes Ever Uncontested Races Recalls
Elections 2018 General 2019 SD-01 Special 2019 SD-33 Special 2020 General Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Line of Succession Highest Ranking Legislator Databases

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Lewis F. Sherman


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1960 Republican CD-07 60065 Loss
11-08-1966 Republican SD-08 160769 Win
11-03-1970 Republican SD-08 149660 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: February 10, 1917 in Glasgow, Montana
Married: Mary Maxwell
Children: Janet and Frank
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: February 10, 1974 in Alameda, CA

  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 660 (1969), which created the first permanent law prohibiting the sale or distribution of drugs falsely labeled as cancer medecine.
  • LEGISLATION: Author (with Senators Anthony Beilenson, John L. Harmer, and Alan Short) of SB 462, the Therapeutic Abortion Act, which permitted a physician or surgeon to perform an abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when doctors determined that the pregnancy "would gravely impair the physical or mental health" of the mother. (Stats of 1967, Chapt. 327)
  • For his service in the Army Air Corps, he was awarded the Air Medal with 15 oak-leaf clusters.

Source: California Blue Book (1967)

[Update candidate information]