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Ralph M. Brown


Picture of Ralph M. Brown
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1942 Democratic AD-30 10510 Win
11-07-1944 Democratic AD-30 21277 Win
11-05-1946 Democratic AD-30 18764 Win
11-02-1948 Democratic AD-30 28099 Win
11-07-1950 Democratic AD-30 29585 Win
11-04-1952 Democratic AD-30 40744 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic AD-30 34655 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic AD-30 44778 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic AD-30 42647 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic AD-30 34758 Win

Candidate Biography:

Ralph Milton Brown
Born: September 16, 1908 in Somerset, Kentucky
Married: Lillian G. Weber
Child: Mrs. Valerie Pierson
Died: April 9, 1966 in California

1959-1961: Speaker, California State Assembly
1960: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1961: Resigned from the State Assembly on September 19.
1962-1966: Associate Justice, Fifth Appellate District

  • NOTE: The 1953 Ralph M. Brown Act (commonly known as the Brown Act) regulates the ways in which governmental bodies operate, restricting their ability to hold private meetings or not providing advance notice of public meetings.

Source: California Blue Book (1946), (1954), (1961), (1967)
Source: A Disorderly House: The Brown-Unruh Years in Sacramento by James R. Mills (Heyday Books; 1987)