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George Christopher


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Republican Lieutenant Governor 2793957 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: December 8, 1907 in Arcadia, Greece
Married: Tula Sarantitis (in 1935)
Died: September 14, 2000 in San Francisco, CA

1945-1955: Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
1951: Candidate for Mayor of San Francisco (Lost)
1952: Proponent, San Francisco Charter amendment which created a two-term mayoral limit
1956-1964: Mayor, City of San Francisco
1966: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost)
1981:Alternate Delegate (United States) to the United Nations

  • Christopher was the last Republican Mayor of San Francisco.
  • During his time as Mayor, Christopher help bring the Giants baseball team to San Francisco in 1958 and find funding for the construction of Candlestick Park, which opened in 1960.