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William K. Shearer

American Independent

Picture of William K. Shearer
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1956 Republican AD-77 39747 Loss
11-04-1958 Republican AD-77 35762 Loss
11-03-1970 American Independent Governor 65847 Loss

Candidate Biography:

William Kennedy Shearer
Born: January 21, 1931 in Marysville, CA
Married: Eileen Knowland Shearer
Child: Nancy Shearer Spirkoff
Stepchildren: David, Douglas, and Dianne Lindstrom
Died: March 3, 2007 in San Diego, CA

1952: Precinct Organizer, San Diego County Republican Party
1953: Legislative Aid, Congressman James B. Utt
1955-1956: Legislative Aid, Congressman James B. Utt
1962-2007: Publisher, The California Statesman [magazine]
1967: Founder, American Independent Party
1967-1999: Chairman, American Independent Party
1992: Co-Founder, U.S. Taxpayers Party
1996-1999: Chair, US Constitution Party
2004-2005: Chairman Emeritus, Constitution Party National Committee  (see note 3)
2006-2007: Parliamentarian, American Independent Party of California

  • Eileen Shearer was the 1980 AIP Vice Presidential Candidate.
  • Nancy Shearer Spirkoff was the Chair of California's American Independent Party from 2004 to 2006.
  • "[In 2005, Shearer] resigned from the national Executive Committee in protest of the national party’s attempt to interfere in the internal workings of the Nevada State party." Spirkoff is now the Chair of the Constitution Party of Arizona (200?-Present) - Source: