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Luther E. Gibson


Picture of Luther E. Gibson
CA Blue Book 1954
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1948 Democratic SD-15 20425 Win
11-04-1952 Democratic SD-15 33392 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic SD-15 33446 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic SD-15 34087 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic SD-15 40753 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: November 17, 1894 in Santa Cruz County, CA
Military Service: (WWI)
Died: July 5, 1988 in Vallejo, CA

1966: Proponent, Proposition 1A (the initiative that created a fulltime legislature)

  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 265 (1965), designating gold as the state mineral and serpentine as state rock. [Source]
  • In 1950, Gibson was the Publisher of the Vallejo Morning Times-Herald, and Evening News-Chronicle, the Benicia Herald, and ran the radio stations KHUB (Watsonville) and KVON (Napa).
  • PLACENAME: Interstate 680 from Interstate 780 to Interstate 80 in Solano County is named the "Luther E. Gibson Freeway". Luther E. Gibson authored legislation which resulted in the construction of the Carquinez Bridge and the Benecia-Martinez Span. It was named in 1967. - Source:

Source: California Blue Book (1950), (1954), (1961)