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Fred Farr


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1954 Democratic AD-34 18235 Loss
05-03-1955 Democratic SD-25 13648 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic SD-25 41877 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic SD-25 32671 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic SD-25 38286 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic SD-17 59546 Loss
06-17-1969 Democratic AD-34 19653 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Frederick Sharon Farr
Born: August 2, 1910 in Oakland, CA
Married: Janet Haskins
Children: Sam Farr, Francesca, Nancy
Died: June 10, 1997 in Carmel, CA

1967-1969: Highway Beautification Coordinator, US Department of Transportation
1983-1997: Member, UC Santa Cruz Foundation Board
Previous: President, California State Historical Society
Previous: Director, Monterey Institute of International Studies
1972-1979: Member, California Coastal Commission
Previous: Member, Monterey Bay Aquarium Board of Directors

  • FATHER OF THE CODE: Farr authored SB 118 (1963), which established the California Commercial Code.
  • Farr played an important part in establishing California's Scenic Highway Program.
  • Farr authored SD 2007 (19??) which authorized the State of California to purchase the Asilomar State Beach and Conference Center. In 1997, Bruce McPherson authored SB 1356, which would have renamed it the Fred Farr State Beach and Conference Center.

Source: California Blue Book (1958)
Source: Hells Angels by Hunter S. Thompson (Random House; 1966)
Source: "In Memoriam" by UC Santa Cruz (6/23/1997).