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Lee T. Bashore


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1938 Republican AD-49 13937 Win
11-05-1940 Republican AD-49 27096 Win
11-03-1942 Republican AD-49 20867 Win
11-07-1944 Republican AD-49 6840 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: June 7, 1898 near Covina, CA
Children: Lee T. Bashore Jr., Glenn H. Bashore
Military Service: ARMY (WWI)
Died (in office): September 14, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri

1930s: Member, Glendora City Council

  • LEGISLATION: Co-Author of AB1xxxx of 1940, which effectively outlawed the Communist Party in California. The law, in part, stated "No party shall be recognized or qualified to participate in any primary election which uses or adopts as any part of its party designation the word "communist" or any derivative of the word "communist".
  • QUOTE: "It may truly be said that Lee T. Bashore was one of the most able men in the Legislature and that he has left an indelible imprint in this, his native State..." (Stats 1944, Res Chapt. 2)
  • Bashore died while attending the National Tax Conference in St. Louis.
  • Posthumous Election: After winning both party primary elections in June, Bashore died before the 1944 General Election. His name appeared on the ballot and he received votes, but Ernest R. Geddes (who ran as a write-in candidate) received more votes and won.