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William Moseley Jones


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1932 Democratic AD-51 11379 Win
11-06-1934 Democratic AD-51 16244 Win
11-03-1936 Democratic AD-51 16657 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 16, 1905 in Portsmouth, Ohio
Child: One daughter
Died: March 24, 1988 in Corona Del Mar, CA

1933: Delegate, California Convention for the Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment
1935: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 25 to 52)
1937-1938: Speaker, California State Assembly
1960: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • Supreme Court Decision: In November 1941, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law authored by William Moseley Jones and Kent H. Redwine, AB 950 (1937), was unconstitutional. The law, known variously as the "Jones-Redwine Bill" or "California's Anti-Okie Law" banned the bringing into the State any indigent person who is not a resident of the State, was found to violate the Fourteenth Amendment. (Edwards v. People of State of California)

Source: California Blue Book (1938)

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