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Richard B. Richards


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1946 Democratic AD-53 17311 Loss
11-02-1954 Democratic SD-38 786823 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic Senate3 2445816 Loss
11-04-1958 Democratic SD-38 1409469 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic Senate3 2452839 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: December 9, 1916 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Children: Kimball Dean Richards and Leslie
University: University of Southern California (Law Degree; Cum Laude, 1942)
Died: November 30, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA

1948: Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention
1949: Co-Founder, California Democratic Council
1960: Delegate to Democratic National Convention

  • HISTORIC: In the 1958 General Election, Richards was elected with 1,409,469 votes, becoming the State Senator to receive the highest number of votes ever.

Source: California Blue Book (1958), (1961)