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Robert I. McCarthy


Picture of Robert I. McCarthy
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1948 Democratic AD-25 26488 Win
11-07-1950 Democratic AD-25 36490 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic SD-14 155302 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic SD-12 75894 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Robert Ignatius McCarthy
Born: December 6, 1920 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Elizabeth Jane Caulfield (in 1946)
Children: Eight daughters and one son (including Maureen Isabel, Marjorie and Monica)
Family: Brother of Jack McCarthy and uncle of Sean McCarthy
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: November 29, 2007 in San Francisco, CA

  • In WWII, McCarthy was awarded five campaign medals.
  • Had a brother who served in the same legislative house concurrently. 
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: McCarthy had nine children.

Source: California Blue Book (1950), (1958)
Source: In Memoriam: Senator Robert I. McCarthy '38 by Saint Ignatius College Preparatory