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William B. Hornblower


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1920 Republican AD-25 5379 Win
11-07-1922 Republican AD-25 5367 Win
11-04-1924 Republican AD-25 6111 Win
11-02-1926 Republican AD-25 5299 Win
11-06-1928 Republican AD-25 5181 Win
11-04-1930 Republican AD-25 5546 Win
11-08-1932 Republican AD-23 12397 Win
06-27-1933 Repeal Delegate 1017988 Win
11-06-1934 Republican AD-23 15532 Win
11-03-1936 Republican AD-23 15147 Win
11-08-1938 Republican AD-23 9512 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: December 23, 1894 in San Francisco, CA
Family: Son of Judge F. A. Hornblower (City Attorney, District Attorney and Associate Justice of El Dorado county)
Died: August 7, 1957 in CA

1933: Delegate, California Convention for the Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment

  • FATHER OF THE CODE: Hornblower authored AB 170 (1935), which established the California Vehicle Code.
  • LEGISLATION: Hornblower was the author of AJR 2 (1933) which provided California's ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, repealing the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 86 (Chapter 352, Stats of 1935) which established the California Department of Employment, today known as the Employment Development Department (EDD). The six authors were C. C. CottrellWilliam Moseley JonesJesse M. MayoWilliam B. HornblowerMelvyn Cronin, and Ray Williamson.

Source: California Blue Book (1928)