Jesse M. Unruh

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Jesse M. Unruh
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26th California State Treasurer
In office
January 6, 1975 – August 4, 1987
GovernorJerry Brown
George Deukmejian
Preceded byIvy Baker Priest
Succeeded byElizabeth Whitney
54th Speaker of the California State Assembly
In office
September 1961 – January 1969
Preceded byRalph M. Brown
Succeeded byRobert T. Monagan
Member of the California State Assembly
In office
January 1955 – January 1969
Personal details
Jesse Marvin Unruh

September 30, 1922
Newton, Kansas
DiedAugust 4, 1987(1987-08-04) (aged 64)
Marina Del Rey, California
Cause of deathProstate cancer
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Virginia June Lemon (1943–1975)
Chris Edwards (1986–1987)
ChildrenLinda Lu, Bruce, Bradley, Robert, Randall
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Battles/warsWorld War II

Jesse Marvin Unruh (September 30, 1922 – August 4, 1987), also known as Big Daddy Unruh, was an American Democratic politician. He was California State Treasurer. Unruh unsuccessfully ran for Governor of California against Ronald Reagan int the 1970 gubernatorial election.[1] In 1973, Unruh ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Los Angeles.

Unruh died of prostate cancer at his home in Marina Del Rey, California on August 4, 1987. He was 64 years old.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jeff Berg, "The Political Kraft", March 2008". Archived from the original on December 28, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
  2. Kenneth Reich (August 5, 1987). "From the Archives: Jesse Unruh, Key Political Figure in State, Dies at 64". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 19, 2017.