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Elwyn S. Bennett


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1942 Democratic AD-51 11019 Win
11-07-1944 Democratic AD-51 22868 Win
11-05-1946 Democratic AD-51 16341 Win
11-02-1948 Democratic AD-51 27626 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 11, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Married: Esther Styerwalt
Children: Roger Brent and Lorraine Elyn
Family: Brother of F. Ray Bennett
University: University of Southern California (Law Degree)
Died: August 8, 2003 in Encino, CA

1944: U.S. Presidential Elector
1950-1963: Justice of the Peace, East Los Angeles
1964-1978: Justice, Los Angeles County Municipal Court

  • Recognized as a Founder of the California School for the Deaf in Riverside in recognition of a bill that he authored in 1945 to create the school.
  • PLACENAME: The Bennett Law Library at the East Los Angeles Courthouse was dedicated in 1990.

Source: California Blue Book (1946), (1950)
Source: "School for the Deaf slates `Founder's Day'", The Press-Enterprise (3/12/1997)
Source: "Services Set Thursday for Former Judge, Assemblyman" in the Metropolitan News-Enterprise (8/12/2003)