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Stephen P. Teale


Date Party Office Votes Result
06-09-1953 Democratic SD-26 2100 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic SD-26 10725 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic SD-26 12475 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic SD-26 9602 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic SD-03 72618 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic SD-03 90515 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: June 16, 1916 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Dr. Barbara Baker (m. 1945, d. 1962)*, Shirley Albright (m. 1966)
Children: Stephen Joseph "Joey" and Peter (both died in 1962)*, Amy Teale, Timothy Teale, Julie Bratcher, Molly Teale, Judy Utter and Terry Teale
Died: February 1, 1997 in Rail Road Flat, CA

1948-1953: Member, Calaveras County Board of Supervisors
1956: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1960: Alternate Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1974-1993: Member, California Post Secondary Education Commission

  • Teale (as Chair of the Senate Reapportionment Committee) and Don A. Allen Sr. (as Chair of the Assembly Elections and Reapportionment Committee) were the two legislators responsible for the 1966 Senate reapportionment following the Reynolds v. Sims court decision.
  • According to a 1997 Sacramento Bee obituary; "His first wife, Dr. Barbara Teale , and the couple's two sons, Stephen Joseph, 13, and Peter, 11, were killed in a traffic accident Dec. 20, 1962, in Sacramento, on their way to Christmas shopping."
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Teale had eight children. 
  • PLACENAME: California State Route 26 has been named the "Stephen P. Teale Highway"
  • PLACENAME: The Stephen P. Teale Data Center (in north Sacramento) was one of the primary data centers for the State of California from 1972 until 2005, when the Department of Technology Services was created and the "New Teale Data Center" in Rancho Cordova was renamed the "Gold Camp Data Center". According the Department of General Services; "Teale's data processing services, including the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Finance, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Transportation, the Secretary of State, and the State Controller's Office."

Source: California Blue Book (1954)