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Milton L. Schmitt


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1908 Republican AD-40 2206 Win
11-08-1910 Republican AD-40 1764 Win
11-05-1912 Republican AD-31 4875 Win
11-03-1914 Republican AD-31 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: February 4, 1877 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Helen Alexander (m. 1900)
Children: Lisa and another daughter
Died: May 13, 1920 in San Francisco, CA

  • Almost Speaker: According to Hichborn's Story of the California Legislature of 1911, Schmitt was the "machine choice" for Assembly Speaker in 1911 and would almost certainly have been elected to that post had the Progressives (led by Governor Hiram Johnson) not swept the Legislature that year. 
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (California Suffrage): Schmitt was one of 12 State Assemblymembers (and 17 Legislators overall) who voted against SCA 8 (1911), which amended the State Constitution and gave women the right to vote in California. 
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Recall): Schmitt was one of 10 State Assemblymen (and 14 Legislators overall) who voted against SCA 23 (1911), which gave California voters the ability to recall statewide and legislative elected officials.

Source: California Blue Book (1909), (1911), (1913-15)
Source: Story of the California Legislature of 1911 by Franklin Hichborn (1911; San Francisco; James H. Barry Co.)
Source: "Blind Attorney Dies," Tulare Advance-Register, 16 May 1928, p. 1