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John F. "Jack" Thompson


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1942 Republican AD-29 18976 Win
11-07-1944 Republican AD-29 24042 Win
11-05-1946 Republican AD-29 22938 Win
11-02-1948 Republican AD-29 30444 Win
11-07-1950 Republican SD-18 75270 Win
11-02-1954 Republican SD-18 70533 Win
11-04-1958 Republican SD-18 89420 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 8, 1896 on a Prospect Road ranch in Cupertino, CA
Married: Gladys
Children: Betty Wilson and Jack
Military Service: Merchant Marine (WWI)
Died: June 1970 in San Jose, CA

1951: Authored legislation that created the predecessor the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
1956: Presidential Elector
1960: Presidential Elector
1964: Delegate, Republican National Convention

  • Supreme Court Decision: In March 1980, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law authored by John F. Thompson, SB 1462 (1955), was unconstitutional. The law, which wine producers and wholesalers from selling below the established prices, was found to violate the Twenty-First Amendment. (California Retail Liquor Dealers Association v. Midcal Aluminum, Inc., 445 U.S. 97)

Source: California Blue Book (1946)