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Jack Schrade


Picture of Jack Schrade
CA Blue Book (1971)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1954 Republican AD-80 20054 Win
11-06-1956 Republican AD-80 30653 Win
11-04-1958 Republican AD-80 27887 Win
11-08-1960 Republican AD-80 42917 Win
11-06-1962 Republican SD-40 180536 Win
11-08-1966 Republican SD-39 86195 Win
11-05-1968 Republican SD-39 97465 Win
11-07-1972 Republican SD-39 82742 Win
11-02-1976 Republican SD-39 81700 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 25, 1902 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Married: Margaret Lee Simonsen
Died: April 14, 1992 in Yolo County, CA

Previous: Vice President and Director, Helix Irrigation District (12 years)
1970-1971: President pro Tempore, California State Senate*

  • Senator Schrade was the last Republican to be elected President Pro Tem of the State Senate. He was also the last to not be voted in unanimously. Senator Mills was first elected on a 40-0 vote, Roberti on 1 38-0 vote, Lockyer on a 39-0 vote, Burton on a 32-0 vote, Perata on a 38-0 vote, and Steinberg on a unanimous voice vote.
  • In 1967, Senator Schrade helped start a contest to design a seal for the California State Senate. The design that was selected had been designed by Linda Taylor, a student at Sacramento State College.
  • Schrade was the author of SR 137 (1970), whiched establish May 15th as Peace Officers' Memorial Day.
  • PLACENAME: The Jack Schrade Bridge is where Highway 805 crosses over Interstate 8.

Source: California Blue Book (1958), (1961)