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Stanley Mosk


Picture of Stanley Mosk
California Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1958 Democratic Attorney General 3106788 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic Attorney General 3179795 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 4, 1912 in San Antonio, Texas
Married: Edna Mitchell (in 1936), ????????, Kaygey Kash Mosk
Child: Richard Mitch
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: June 19, 2001 in San Francisco, CA

1939-1942: Executive Secretary to Governor Culbert L. Olson
1940: Was determined to be a "responsible party" for the bugging of Gordon H. Garland's hotel room by the Assembly Investigating Committee on Interference With the Legislature ("Call Committee")
1942: Justice, Los Angeles County Superior Court
1944-1959: Justice, Los Angeles County Superior Court
1964: Resigned as Attorney General on August 31.
1964-2001: Justice, California Supreme Court
1973-1975: Member, California Judicial Council

  • Mosk was the longest-serving justice of the California Supreme Court.
  • Richard Mosk was on the staff of the Warren Commission and longtime judge.
  • In 1966, Mosk and the other members of the California Supreme Court were the target of an attempted recall led by C. Fain Kyle. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • In 1986, Mosk was the target of three attempted recalls, both led by Michael Bogatirev. The recalls failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • In 1987, Mosk was the target of an attempted recall by Michael Bogatirev and James Olson. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot. 
  • PLACENAME: The Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building (located in Sacramento) is home to the California State Library.

Source: California Blue Book (1961), (1963)
Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)