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Archibald E. "Archie" Campbell


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1908 Democratic SD-31 4933 Loss
11-05-1912 Democratic SD-17 6890 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 29, 1873 in Cambria, CA
Married: Margaret Burke (m. 1919)
Died: May 12, 1931 in Cambria, CA

1899-1903: District Attorney, San Luis Obispo County
1914: Early Candidate for Lt. Governor (?)
1915: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 1 to 39)

  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 376 (Chapt. 124, Stats of 1911), which was California's first law dealing with drunk driving. This bill made it a crime to cause the death of, or bodily injury to, any person while operating a motor vehicle ("automobile, motor cycle, or other motor vehicle") while intoxicated.


Source: California Blue Book (1909), (1911)