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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)

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