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William Kehoe


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1908 Republican AD-02 1900 Win
11-08-1910 Republican AD-02 2382 Win
11-05-1912 Republican SD-01 5064 Win
11-07-1916 Republican SD-01 8086 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 12, 1876 in Greenwood [now Elk], CA
Married: Mary Ellen
Child: Harold B.
Died: June 24, 1932 in San Francisco, CA

  • Supreme Court Decision: In June 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law authored by Kehoe, SB 660 (1919), commonly known as the "California Criminal Syndicalism Act", was unconstitutional. The law, which banned advocating for the use of unlawful means to accomplish industrial or political change, was found to violate the first Amendment. (Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444)

Source: California Blue Book (1909), (1911), (1913-15)