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John A. Busterud


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1954 Republican AD-22 20850 Loss
11-06-1956 Republican AD-22 33622 Win
11-04-1958 Republican AD-22 28973 Win
11-08-1960 Republican AD-22 34535 Win
11-06-1962 Republican Treasurer 2383669 Loss

Candidate Biography:

John Armand Busterud
Born: March 7, 1921 in Marshfield (now Coos Bay), Oregon
Married: Anne Witwer (m. 1953, d. 2015)
Children: John Weaver, James P., and Mary Holt
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: January 4, 2016 in San Rafael, CA

1952: Northern California Chairman, Youth for Eisenhower
1953-1955: President, San Francisco Young Republicans
1955-1956: President, California Young Republicans
1963-1964: Special Counsel, California Constitutional Revision Commission
1965-1971: Member, California Constitutional Revision Commission
1971-1972: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environmental Quality
1976-1977: Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality

  • PUBLISHED: Busterud is the author of "Below the Salt", about how US soldiers "uncovered a great treasure buried deep in a salt mine in Germany: all of the gold reserves and priceless art works that had been removed from war-torn Berlin for safekeeping." For more on the discovery at the Merkers Salt Mine.

Source: California Blue Book (1961)
Source: Members of the California Legislature and Other State Officials by the California Teamsters Legislative Council (1957 ed.)