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William C. Clark


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1910 Republican AD-50 4279 Win
11-05-1912 Republican AD-37 5384 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Carter Clark
Born: October 13, 1869 in Foxcroft, Maine

1910: Member, Oakland City Board of Freeholders
1911: Proponent, Proposition 7 (Establishing the right of Initiative and Referendum in California)

  • LEGISLATION: Clark (with Senator Lee C. Gates) was the Author of SCA 22 (1911) which gave California voters the right of initiative and referendum.
  • LEGISLATION: Clark (with Senator Lee C. Gates) was the Author of SCA 23 (1911) which gave California voters the ability to recall statewide and legislative elected officials.
  • LEGISLATION: Clark (with Senator Marshall Black) was the Author of AB 735, AB 788, and AB 789 (1911) which were the first natural resources conservation laws passed by the California legislature.

Source: California Blue Book (1911)
Source: History of the bench and bar of California edited by Joseph Clement Bates

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