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C. C. Young


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1908 Republican AD-52 5175 Win
11-08-1910 Republican AD-52 5049 Win
11-05-1912 Republican AD-41 3975 Win
11-03-1914 Progressive (Bull Moose) AD-41 9605 Win
11-07-1916 Republican AD-41 9195 Win
11-05-1918 Republican Lieutenant Governor 355247 Win
11-07-1922 Republican Lieutenant Governor 597349 Win
11-02-1926 Republican Governor 814815 Win

Candidate Biography:

Clement Calhoun Young
Born: April 28, 1869 in Lisbon, New Hampshire
Married: Lyla Jeanette Vincent
Children: Barbara and Lucy
Died: December 24, 1947 in Berkeley, CA
1911: Proponent, Proposition 17 (Establishing the minimum number of votes required to elect city officers)
1912: Delegate, Republican National Convetion
1913-1919: Speaker, California State Assembly
1920: U.S. Presidential Elector
1934: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost; 28.0%)

  • LEGISLATION: Young (with Senator A. E. Boynton) was the author of the legislation (1911) that abolished the "party circle" and "party line" ballots and gave Californians the right to vote for the candidates of their choice on uniform secret ballots. Secret ballots had been in use since the 1890s, but it was the Boynton-Young Bill which has set the standard in California for the last century.

  • PUBLISHED: Young was the author of The Legislature of California: Its Membership, Procedure, and Work, published by the Commonwealth Club in 1943.

  • Young was the first Lieutenant Governor to serve 8 consecutive years in office.

  • PLACENAME: The C. C. Young Grove (of redwoods) is located at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (named 1954).

Source: California Blue Book (1909), (1911), (1924)