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Gordon Cologne


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1960 Republican AD-71 58150 Win
11-06-1962 Republican AD-74 57051 Win
11-03-1964 Republican SD-37 79499 Win
11-08-1966 Republican SD-36 109110 Win
11-03-1970 Republican SD-36 132206 Win

Candidate Biography:

Gordon Bennett Cologne
Born: August 24, 1924 in Long Beach, CA
Married: Patricia Ruth Regan (m. 1957), Patricia J. Radice (d.)
Children: Steven John and Ann Maureen
Military Service: USN (WWII)
University: University of Southern California (B.S., 1948)
Died: January 4, 2019 in Encinitas, CA

1951-1952: Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
1954-1956: Mayor, City of Indio
1957: Member, Indio City Council
1957-1958: Member, Riverside County Board of Freeholders
1972: Resigned from the State Senate on March 2.
1972-1984: Justice, Division One of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District
1985-1986: California Water Commission
1986-1989: Special Counsel, California Medical Association

  • LEGISATION: Author of the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act of 1970 (increased the authority of the State Water Resources Control Board).
  • When drafted for military service in 1943, Cologne weighed 105 pounds.

Source: California Blue Book (1961), (1967)