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Thomas H. Kuchel


Picture of Thomas H. Kuchel
CA Blue Book (1946)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1936 Republican AD-75 10872 Win
11-08-1938 Republican AD-75 14823 Win
11-05-1940 Republican SD-35 44750 Win
11-07-1944 Republican SD-35 48070 Win
02-11-1946 Republican Controller 0 Win
11-05-1946 Republican Controller 2116618 Win
11-07-1950 Republican Controller 2925183 Win
01-03-1953 Republican Senate3 0 Win
11-02-1954 Republican Senate3 2090836 Win
11-06-1956 Republican Senate3 2892918 Win
11-06-1962 Republican Senate3 3180483 Win

Candidate Biography:

Thomas Henry Kuchel
Born: August 15, 1910 in Anaheim, CA
Married: Betty Mellenthin
Children: Karen Bianchi
University: University of Southern California (LLD; 1932)
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Died: November 21, 1994 in Beverly Hills, CA

1940-1941: Chair, California Republican Party
1946: Resigned from the State Senate on February 11.
1953: Resigned as Controller on January 6.
1968: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost)

  • The Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center in Redwood National Park near Orick, Calif. is named in his honor.
  • "His grandparents founded Anaheim in 1859" - Source: California Blue Book (1950)
  • "Tribute to Senator Kuchel" by Congressman Steve Horn.
  • NOTE: An incumbent who lost their party primary (in 1968).

Source: California Blue Book (1938), (1946), (1950)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []