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Gerald Desmond


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1952 Democratic AD-70 43033 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 12, 1915 in Long Beach, CA
Family: Son of Judge Walter Desmond Sr. (Los Angeles Superior Court, 1927-1934 and 1934-1943; California Court of Appeal, 1934, 1943-1948)
Died: January 1964

1960: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1960-1964: City Attorney, City of Long Beach

  • PLACENAME: The Gerald Desmond Bridge is an arch bridge that carries 4 lanes of Interstate 710 across the Cerritos Channel between Terminal Island and Long Beach. According Warren Furutani's 2010 campaign website; "The Gerald Desmond Bridge, which connects Terminal Island to downtown Long Beach, is a vital link for 15 percent of the nation's cargo that travels to and from the Port of Long Beach - one of the world's busiest seaports - and for the commuters of Southern California. The Gerald Desmond Bridge is 42 years old and deteriorating rapidly. It doesn't meet seismic safety standards, its height doesn't accommodate more modern and environmentally friendly ships to enter the port, and it doesn't meet today's increased traffic flow." [Source:]