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Thomas E. Atkinson


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1904 Republican AD-39 1441 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 1855
Died: February 16, 1939

1895-1896: Engrossing Clerk, California State Assembly
1886: Minute Clerk, California State Assembly
1905: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly
1905: Member, Assembly Investigating Committee [for the Impeachment Inquiry against Santa Cruz Superior Court Judge Lucas C. Smith]
1906: Acting Speaker, 1st Extraordinary Session (following the resignation of Frank C. Prescott)

  • EARTHQUAKE: The epicenter for the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (a 7.9 magnitude earthquake on April 18, 1906) likely occurred just offshore from the districts of State Senator Hamilton A. Bauer and Assemblyman Thomas E. Atkinson.
  • NOTE: Atkinson was the only individual to serve as an ''Acting Speaker", filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Frank C. Prescott on January 1, 1906. In all other cases, a new Speaker has been elected by the Assembly (for example; John Bigler was elected Speaker after the resignation of Thomas J. White in 1850 and Leo McCarthy was elected after the resignation of Bob Moretti in 1974.)