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William A. Craven


Picture of William A. Craven
Date Party Office Votes Result
06-26-1973 Republican AD-80 27724 Win
11-05-1974 Republican AD-76 78613 Win
11-02-1976 Republican AD-76 120400 Win
11-07-1978 Republican SD-38 159923 Win
11-02-1982 Republican SD-38 143585 Win
11-04-1986 Republican SD-38 181627 Win
11-06-1990 Republican SD-38 171208 Win
11-08-1994 Republican SD-38 155906 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: June 30, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Married: Marion L. "Mimi" Wahl (m. 1944)
Children: William Jr, Tricia (Worley), and John Reese
Military Service: USMC (WWII)
Died: July 11, 1999 in San Diego, CA

Previous: City Manager, City of San Marcos
Previous: Executive Assistant, San Diego County Board of Supervisors
1970-1973: Member, San Diego County Board of Supervisors


  • PLACENAME: Craven Road, Craven Circle and Craven Hall on the CSU San Marcos campus were named for Craven, who spent much of his legislative career working to promote the creation of the campus.


Source: California Blue Book (1975)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)
Source: "Obituary: Mimi Craven; fashionable wife of state senator, avid golfer" by Jack Williams, San Diego Union-Tribune (3/29/2006)