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Harold K. Levering


Picture of Harold K. Levering
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1948 Republican AD-60 41425 Win
11-07-1950 Republican AD-60 40361 Win
11-04-1952 Republican AD-60 52075 Win
11-02-1954 Republican AD-60 31723 Win
11-06-1956 Republican AD-60 48126 Win
11-04-1958 Republican AD-60 72011 Win
11-08-1960 Republican AD-60 52477 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: December 20, 1894 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Married: Lucy May Dreher (in 1917)
Children: William E., and Jean Levering Losch
Military Service: ARMY (WWI)
Died: September 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, CA

1953: Majority Leader, California State Assembly
1961: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 1 to 57)
1962: Campaign Manager, Joseph C. Shell for Governor campaign
1964: Southern California Campaign Manager, Barry Goldwater for President campaign
1964: Delegate, Republican National Convention

  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Levering Act (1950). The Levering Act required public employees to declare that "I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any party or organization, political or otherwise, that now advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of California by force or violence or other unlawful means..." The oath requirements set by the Levering Act were overturned by the California Supreme Court in 1967.
  • Although the Levering Act no longer applies to all state employees, it is still required of elected officials and all public officers. All other employees are only required to declare "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California"

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