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Lyman M. King


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1914 Republican SD-30 12059 Win
11-05-1918 Republican SD-30 11765 Win

Candidate Biography:

Lyman Maurice King
Born: July 17, 1869 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Children: Lyman King Jr., and Mrs. James C. G. Lewis
Died: July 3, 1950 in Loma Linda, CA

1908: U.S. Presidential Elector
1910: Supervisor, U.S. Census [CD-09]
1920s: Director, California Department of Finance
1932: Primary Candidate for CD-19 (Lost)

  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 855 (1921), known as the King Tax Bill. The bill raised corporate tax rates in California and, in March 1921, sparked possibly the most bitterly fought legislative battle in California history. After massive lobbying on both sides, allegations of bribery, and heavy newspaper coverage, the measure eventually passed with the bare two thirds vote necessary, and was signed by the Governor.

Source: California Blue Book (1913-15)