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Bruce F. Allen


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1952 Republican AD-29 32457 Win
11-02-1954 Republican AD-29 26946 Win
11-06-1956 Republican AD-29 40207 Win
11-04-1958 Republican AD-29 41821 Win
11-08-1960 Republican AD-29 54741 Win

Candidate Biography:

Bruce Franklin Allen
Born: August 17, 1917 in San Jose, CA
Married: Darella Steward (m. 1943)
Children: Douglas B. Allen*, Richard S. Allen, and Roger B. Allen
Military Service: ARMY (WWII) 
Died: April 13, 1986 near Lexington Reservoir, Los Gatos, CA

1962: Primary Candidate for Attorney General (Lost)
1963-1966: Member, West Valley Community College Board
1966-1984: Justice, Santa Clara County Superior Court

  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 700 (1959) which established a method of grading gasoline so that the motorist can better know the quality of the gasoline they are purchasing. 
  • His obituary in the San Jose Mercury News, it was noted that Gov. Pat Brown had said about Allen, "I find it absolutely impossible to work with him."
  • In 1998, Douglas B. Allen was a candidate for a seat on the West Valley/Mission Joint Community College District; he lost with 26.9%. In 2000, Douglas was a candidate for County of Santa Clara Superior Court; he lost with 28.9%. He ran again for Superior Court in 2006, losing with 32.73%.

Source: California Blue Book (1954), (1961)
Source: "RETIRED JUDGE BRUCE ALLEN FOUND DEAD" by Dale Lane, San Jose Mercury News (4/14/1986), p. 1A
Source: "RETIRED JUDGE BRUCE ALLEN DIES, LEAVING MARK AS JURIST, LAWMAKER" by Dale Lane, San Jose Mercury News (4/14/1986), p. 1A
Source: "Obituary: Bruce F. Allen ", San Francisco Chronicle (4/15/1986), p. 37