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Houston I. Flournoy


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1960 Republican AD-49 58235 Win
11-06-1962 Republican AD-49 56116 Win
11-03-1964 Republican AD-49 67505 Win
11-08-1966 Republican Controller 3186455 Win
11-03-1970 Republican Controller 3784024 Win
11-05-1974 Republican Governor 2952954 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Houston Irvine Flournoy
Born: October 7, 1929 in New York, New York
Married: Marjorie Westerkamp (in 1954)
Children: Jean Korinke, David Flournoy and Ann Day
Military Service: USAF (Korea)
Died: January 7, 2008 in California

Previous: Researcher, New Jersey State Legislature
Previous: Assistant, US Senator H. Alexander Smith [New Jersey]
1975-1993: Professor of Public Administration, University of Southern California
1993-1999: Governmental Affairs Advisor, University of Southern California

  • Flournoy was the youngest member of the Assembly in 1960 at age 30.
  • The State Senate adjourned in memory of Flournoy on February 14, 2008. Senator Tom McClintock's remarks included the following; "Hugh Flournoy truly was a remarkable and rare public servant who never lusted for political positions except as a means to a higher end. Though he was disdainful of politics in general and political office in particular, he cared very deeply about this state and its people."

Source: California Blue Book (1954), (1958), (1961), (1963), (1967)