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Ellis E. Patterson


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CA Blue Book 2000
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1932 Republican AD-35 15644 Win
11-06-1934 Republican AD-35 23686 Win
11-03-1936 Write-in AD-35 12928 Win
11-08-1938 Democratic Lieutenant Governor 1296395 Win
11-03-1942 Democratic Lieutenant Governor 1064660 Loss
11-07-1944 Democratic CD-16 105835 Win
11-05-1946 Write-in Senate1 3889 Loss
11-05-1946 Write-in CD-16 20945 Loss
11-02-1948 Democratic CD-16 91268 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Ellis Ellwood Patterson
Born: November 28, 1897 in Yuba City, CA
Married: Mildred
Children: Three
Military Service: ARMY (WWI)
Died: August 25, 1985 in Los Angeles, CA

1923-1932: Superintendent, South Monterey County School District
1936: [Republican] Primary Candidate for AD-35 (Lost)
1936: Changed party affiliation to Democratic Party
1940: Primary Candidate for President (Lost; 5%)
1940: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost; 20.5%)
1946: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost)
1952: Primary Candidate for CD-26 (Lost)

  • Won in 1936 as a write-in
  • Patterson authored a bill in January 1935 that appropriated $10,000 to purchase an electronic voting system for the State Assembly. The system was used for the first time on March 5, 1935.

Source: California Blue Book (1938)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []