Congressman Carlos J. Moorhead died

Carlos J. Moorhead

Carlos J. Moorhead, who served in the State Assembly (1967-1972) and Congress (1973-1997) died last week. Born in California, Moorhead served in the Army in World War II before returning to California  to earn a law degree from the University of Southern California. He later served as President of the Glendale Bar Association and on the House Judiciary Committee while in Congress.

LINK: Los Angeles Times obituary

State Senator John Stull died

Senator John Stull

We learned today of the passing, on June 8th, of former State Senator John Stull, who served in the legislature between 1967 and 1978. Stull served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea, retiring as a Commander.

From his obituary: “After retiring from the Senate, John & Babbie moved to the Ozarks in 1979. Retirement created a new chapter in John’s life, as he and Babbie wrote articles for various magazines, traveled, and restored the historic Steele Mansion. Not long after settling in Hartville, the newly elected president, Ronald Reagan, asked John to serve in his administration in Washington, D.C. John declined; content to remain in Missouri at his home, which he christened as “Senator’s Rest”.”

Source: Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Hartville, Missouri

Those we lost in 2011.

California lost a some notable state officials and candidates in 2011. Among those who died in 2011 were legislators, judges, mentors, and one who was trusted for more than four decades with keeping the candle of democracy lit if the world burned. As we near the end of the year, we wanted to take a moment to recognize their lives and contributions.

Donald D. Doyle – Assemblyman (1953-1958)
Wayne Grisham – Congressman (1979-1983), Assemblyman (1984-1988)

Steve Horn – Congressman (1993-2003)

Robert L. Vickers – Disaster Acting Governor #3 (1969-2011)
Howard J. Thelin – Assemblyman (1956-1966)
Doug McNea – Candidate for Congress and Assembly

Bob Epple – Assemblyman (1988-1994)

Frank S. Petersen – State Senator (1962-1966)

Matt Fong – State Treasurer (1995-1998)
John Stull – Assemblyman (1967-1973), State Senator (1973-1978)

Floyd G. Sampson – Candidate for Congress
Gib Marguth – Assemblyman (1980-1982)
Dick Floyd – Assemblyman (1980-1992, 1996-2000)
Charles Gubser – Assemblyman (1951-1952), Congressman (1953-1975)

Matthew G. Martinez – Assemblyman (1980-1982), Congressman (1982-2001)
Tim Hodson – Director of the Center for California Studies (1993-2011)

Teresa P. Hughes – Assemblywoman (1975-1992), State Senator (1992-2000)
Carlos J. Moorhead – Assemblyman (1967-1972), Congressman (1973-1996)