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John C. Williamson


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1958 Democratic AD-39 18698 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic AD-39 29035 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic AD-29 27307 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic AD-29 30252 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-29 29883 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: December 15, 1912 in Oskaloosa, Kansas
Married: Laurel Jean Stewart (in 1945)
Children: Sally, John, Richard and Robert
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: October 11, 1998 in Plumas Co., CA

1952-1953: President, California Gasoline Retailers
1970: Primary Candidate for SBOE-3 (Lost)

  • LEGISLATION: The Williamson Act, officially known as the "California Land Conservation Act of 1965" allows property owners to be taxed at lower rates in exchange for agreeing to use their land for agricultural or open space use for a minimum of ten years. "Nearly 16.9 million of the state’s 29 million acres of farm and ranch land are currently protected under the Williamson Act." [Source]

Source: California Blue Book (1961)
Source: A Disorderly House: The Brown-Unruh Years in Sacramento by James R. Mills (Heyday Books; 1987)