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Ray Williamson


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1924 Republican AD-26 8834 Win
11-02-1926 Republican AD-26 8503 Win
11-06-1928 Republican AD-26 7240 Win
11-04-1930 Republican AD-26 7652 Win
11-08-1932 Republican AD-26 11952 Win
11-06-1934 Republican AD-26 14206 Win
11-03-1936 Republican AD-26 14992 Win
11-08-1938 Republican AD-26 16938 Win
11-05-1940 Republican AD-26 13293 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Raymond Daniel Williamson, Sr.
Born: May 19, 1895 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Pauline Luby (m. 1926)
Child: Raymond D. Jr.
Military Service: (WWI)
Died: March 21, 1973 in San Francisco, CA

1939: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 34 to 43)
1940: Member, Assembly Investigating Committee on Interference With the Legislature ("Call Committee")

  • Raymond D. Williamson, Jr. was a judge, serving on a San Francisco County Municipal Court (1972-1985) and Superior Court (1985-1998).
  • Military: During WWI, Williamson served in the 62nd Coast Artillery Corps.
  • 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)
Source: "Assembly Investigating Committee on Interference With the Legislature" printed in the Journal of the California State Assembly, 1st Ex. Session of 1940 (pages 870-889)