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Robert C. Kirkwood


Picture of Robert C. Kirkwood
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1946 Republican AD-28 21790 Win
11-02-1948 Republican AD-28 42076 Win
11-07-1950 Republican AD-28 41606 Win
11-04-1952 Republican AD-28 68440 Win
01-06-1953 Republican Controller 0 Win
11-02-1954 Republican Controller 2111582 Win
11-04-1958 Republican Controller 2521497 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Robert Carter Kirkwood
Born: August 30, 1909 in Mountain View, CA.
Married: Jean Hazard Gerlinder (in 1933)
Children: Anne, Robert Jr., Jean, John
Died: May 5, 1964 in San Francisco, CA.

Previous: Member, Saratoga Elementary School District Board
Previous: Member, Santa Clara County Planning Commission
1952: Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention
1953: Resigned from the State Assembly on January 6.
1959-1964: Utilities General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

  • PLACENAME: The Robert C. Kirkwood Powerhouse (a hydroelectric powerplant located along the Hetch Hetchy waterway in Alpine County) started commercial operation in 1967. It is not related to the community of Kirkwood, home of the Kirkwood Mountain Resort (which is about 90 miles away).

Source: California Blue Book (1950)