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Richard J. Dolwig


Picture of Richard J. Dolwig
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1946 Republican AD-27 31134 Win
11-02-1948 Republican AD-27 44967 Win
11-07-1950 Republican AD-27 72978 Win
11-04-1952 Republican AD-26 57657 Win
11-02-1954 Republican AD-26 37059 Win
11-06-1956 Republican SD-21 92666 Win
11-08-1960 Republican SD-21 112616 Win
11-03-1964 Republican SD-21 123115 Win
11-08-1966 Republican SD-12 113650 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 29, 1908 in Dickinson, North Dakota
Married: Elizabeth Brisbois, Florenz (in 1957)
Children: Richard J. Jr, and Tamar Elaine
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: November 26, 1992 in Sacramento, CA

1962: Primary Candidate for Secretary of State (Lost)

  • On February 21, 1956, State Senator Harry L. Parkman announced that he would not seek reelection. Later that day, Assemblyman Dolwig announced that he would run, causing Parkman to ask that the "announcement of my withdrawal be withdrawn." In mid-March, the San Mateo County Republican Central Committee endorsed Dolwig for the Senate seat and Parkman withdrew from the race again on March 23rd.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of legislation (1953) authorizing the construction of a San Francisco Bay Southern Crossing (which has yet to be built).

Source: California Blue Book (1950), (1954), (1958), (1963)
Source: Social Security Death Index (website).
Source: Members of the California Legislature and Other State Officials by the California Teamsters Legislative Council (1957 ed.)