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W. F. Chandler


Picture of W. F. Chandler
Credit: Chandler Family
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1900 Republican AD-62 2422 Win
11-08-1904 Republican AD-60 2173 Win
11-06-1906 Republican AD-60 2254 Win
11-03-1908 Republican AD-60 2754 Loss
11-08-1910 Republican AD-60 3097 Win
11-05-1912 Republican AD-50 664 Win
11-03-1914 Progressive (Bull Moose) SD-26 12728 Win

Candidate Biography:

Wilber Fisk Chandler
Born: April 8, 1855 in De Witt County, Illinois
Married: Edna
Children: Roscoe, Clayton, Russell, Charlie
Family: Grandfather of Barbara Chandler (who married Howard Way)
Died: March 31, 1932 in Fresno, CA

1896: Member, Selma High School District Board

  • PLACENAME: Chandler Airport (in Fresno County) is named after Chandler, who donated the land where the airport was built.
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (California Suffrage): Chandler was one of 12 State Assemblymembers (and 17 Legislators overall) who voted against SCA 8 (1911), which amended the State Constitution and gave women the right to vote in California.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 725 (1915), which requires that every page used to gather signatures for initiatives, referenda or recalls must feature a short title describing the petition and its subject. This bill did not receive a single NO vote in either house.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 726 (1915), which made it a felony to sign a nominating petition, initiative, referendum or recall petition with a fictitious name or the name of another person. This bill did not receive a single NO vote in either house.

Source: California Blue Book (1901), (1907), (1911), (1913-15)