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Robert W. Crown


Picture of Robert W. Crown
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1954 Democratic AD-14 20425 Loss
11-06-1956 Democratic AD-14 28152 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic AD-14 31227 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic AD-14 30727 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic AD-14 39183 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic AD-14 45562 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-14 35857 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-14 43784 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-14 42967 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-14 61727 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 23, 1922 in San Francisco, CA
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died (in office): May 21, 1973 in Alameda Co., CA

1951: Reading Clerk, California State Assembly
1960: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • Was an infantry rifle platoon leader during combat in France and Battle of the Rhineland. 
  • PLACENAME: The Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach (established in 1980) is located near Oakland (Alameda County). From the Parks Department: "This state beach was named in memory of State Assemblyman Robert W. Crown, who campaigned for the site's preservation as public parkland."
  • CLOSE CONTEST: Crown list the 1954 contest by 54 votes.
  • Crown was elected on a platform of creating a Bay Area Regional Transit District.

Source: California Blue Book (1958), (1961), (1971)
Source: A Disorderly House: The Brown-Unruh Years in Sacramento by James R. Mills (Heyday Books; 1987)
Source: Members of the California Legislature and Other State Officials by the California Teamsters Legislative Council (1957 ed.)