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W. A. Sutherland


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1910 Republican AD-61 3069 Win
11-05-1912 Republican AD-51 1039 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Angus Sutherland
Born: January 26, 1873 in Oakland, CA
Died: October 18, 1935 in CA

1911: Proponent, Proposition 12 (Conferring upon the Railroad Commission the power to regulate and control the business of furnishing certain commodities and performing certain services for the public)
1920s: Chairman, Fresno County Highway Commission

  • LEGISLATION: In 1913, Sutherland authored AB 907 (Chapt. 342 , Stats of 1913) which amended the Poison Act to make the sale and possession of Cannabis sativa a misdemeanor.


Source: California Blue Book (1911)