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James D. Garibaldi


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1934 Democratic AD-33 9317 Win
11-03-1936 Democratic AD-33 11503 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 27, 1906 in Merced, CA
Married: Marion Hardy Jahns (m. 1938, d. 1983), Toni (m. 1984)
Children: Gary J. and three daughters
Military Service: USAF (WWII)
Family: Son of James J. Garibaldi (Merced County Tax Collector, 1913-1933)
Died: September 10, 1993

1931-1932: Justice, Merced City Court
1931-1933: Assistant, Assemblyman C. Ray Robinson
1953: Special Assistant, U.S. Attorney General James P. McGranery

  • SCHOLARSHIP: The California Association of Highway Patrolmen awards a "Daniel J. Creedon & James D. Garibaldi Scholarship Award" to the dependent, college-age children of active, retired or deceased California Highway Patrol Officers.
  • Superlobbyist
  • ADVICE: Garibaldi's advice to freshmen legislators was simple: "If you don't open your mouth, they can't prove you're stupid."
  • Garibaldi grew up at 443 W. 22nd St. in Merced.

Source: California Blue Book (1938)
Source: "Brown, Maddy Give Eulogies at Rites for 'King of Lobbyists'" by Jerry Gillam, Los Angeles Times (9/15/1993)

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