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Lewis Dan Bohnett


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1908 Republican AD-56 2386 Win
11-08-1910 Republican AD-56 2497 Win
11-05-1912 Republican AD-44 5721 Win
11-03-1914 Progressive (Bull Moose) CD-08 33706 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Lewis Dan Bohnett
Born: March 1, 1880 in Campbell, CA
Married: Ivadelle Bevens (m. 1910)
Children: John B. and Lewis D.
Family: Bohnett's son John B. married Ruth Evans (granddaughter of George S. Evans)
Died: December 12, 1970 in San Jose, CA

1907-1908: Deputy County Clerk, Santa Clara County
1911: Proponent, Proposition 18 ("Giving the legislature the power to establish inferior courts")
1913: Led the incorporation of the city of Willow Glen (now a neighborhood in San Jose)

  • "Founder's Day", celebrated annually in the San Jose neighborhood of Willow Glen, celebrates the contributions of Bohnett and Charles Allen.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of ACA 92 (1913) which authorized the election of U.S. Senators by a popular popular vote (rather than by the vote of the legislature. Became Proposition 32 in an

Source: California Blue Book (1909), (1911)