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Frank M. Jordan


Picture of Frank M. Jordan
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1942 Republican Secretary of State 1018732 Win
11-05-1946 Republican Secretary of State 2166594 Win
11-07-1950 Republican Secretary of State 3041791 Win
11-02-1954 Republican Secretary of State 2169494 Win
11-04-1958 Republican Secretary of State 2517595 Win
11-06-1962 Republican Secretary of State 3210438 Win
11-08-1966 Republican Secretary of State 3481016 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 6, 1888 in Alameda, CA
Married: Alice Crossan (m. 194?, d. 19??) , Alberta Sturzman (in 1955)
Children: Mary Jane Law
Family: Son of Frank C. Jordan, Nephew of William H. Jordan and Henry Vrooman
Military Service: ARMY (WWI)
Died (in office): March 29, 1970 in Sacramento, CA

1911-1917: Staff, Automobile Club of Southern California
1948-1949: President, National Association of Secretaries of State
1964: Delegate, Republican National Convention

  • NOTABLE: It was Frank M. Jordan who suggested that blue and gold be made the official colors of the State of California. 
  • TENURE: Fourth longest service in a single office (27 years). His father, Frank C. Jordan, served for 30 years.
  • "First man in the history of California to be elected to succeed his father in a constitutional State office" - Source: California Blue Book (1946)
  • Alberta Jordan (wife of Frank M.) filed papers to run for Secretary of State in 1970.

Source: California Blue Book (1946), (1963), (1967)
Source: "Pillars of Public Service" by the NASS (accessed 8/26/2012)