President pro tempore of the California State Senate

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The President pro tempore of the California State Senate is the highest-ranking leader and most powerful member of the Senate. He or she also chairs the Senate Rules Committee. At the beginning of each two-year session, all Senators elect a new President pro tempore.[1]

Year President Pro Tem Political Party
1849 E. Kirby Chamberlain Democrat
1851 David C. Broderick Democrat
1851 Elcan Heydenfeldt Whig
1852 Benjamin F. Keene Democrat
1853 Benjamin F. Keene Democrat
1854 Benjamin F. Keene Democrat
1855 Royal T. Sprague Democrat
1856 Delos R. Ashley American
1857 Samuel H. Dosh Democrat
1858 Samuel Augustus Merritt Democrat
1859 W. B. Dickinson Democrat
1860 Isaac N. Quinn Democrat
1860 Charles J. Lansing[2] Democrat
1861 Richard Irwin Douglass Democrat
1862 James McMillan Shafter Republican
1863 A. M. Crane Union
1864 R. Burnell Union
1866 S. P. Wright Union
1868 Lansing B. Mizner Union
1870 Edward J. Lewis Democrat
1872 James T. Farley Democrat
1874 William Irwin Democrat
1876 Benjamin F. Tuttle Democrat
1878 Edward J. Lewis Democrat
1880 George F. Baker Republican
1881 William Johnston Republican
1883 R. F. Del Valle Democrat
1885 Benjamin Knight, Jr. Democrat
1887 Stephen M. White Democrat
1889 Stephen M. White Democrat
1891 Thomas Fraser Republican
1893 R. B. Carpenter Republican
1895 Thomas Flint, Jr. Republican
1897 Thomas Flint, Jr. Republican
1899 Thomas Flint, Jr. Republican
1901 Thomas Flint, Jr. Republican
1903 Thomas Flint, Jr. Republican
1905 Edward I. Wolfe Republican
1907 Edward I. Wolfe Republican
1909 Edward I. Wolfe Republican
1911 A. E. Boynton Republican
1913 A. E. Boynton Republican
1915 N. W. Thompson Republican
1917 Arthur H. Breed Republican
1919 Arthur H. Breed Republican
1921 Arthur H. Breed Republican
1923 Arthur H. Breed Republican
1925 Arthur H. Breed Republican
1927 Arthur H. Breed Republican
1929 Arthur H. Breed Republican
1931 Arthur H. Breed Republican
1933 Arthur H. Breed Republican
1935 William P. Rich Republican
1937 William P. Rich Republican
1939 Jerrold L. Seawell Republican
1943 Jerrold L. Seawell Republican
1945 Jerrold L. Seawell Republican
1947 Harold J. Powers Republican
1948 Harold J. Powers Republican
1949 Harold J. Powers Republican
1950 Harold J. Powers Republican
1951 Harold J. Powers Republican
1952 Harold J. Powers Republican
1953 Harold J. Powers Republican
1954 Clarence C. Ward Republican
1955 Clarence C. Ward Republican
1955 Ben Hulse Republican
1956 Ben Hulse Republican
1957 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1958 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1959 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1960 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1961 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1962 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1963 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1964 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1965 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1966 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1967 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1968 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1969 Hugh M. Burns Democrat
1969 Howard Way Republican
1970 Howard Way Republican
1970 Jack Schrade Republican
1971 James R. Mills Democrat
1972 James R. Mills Democrat
1973 James R. Mills Democrat
1975 James R. Mills Democrat
1977 James R. Mills Democrat
1979 James R. Mills Democrat
1981 David A. Roberti Democrat
1983 David A. Roberti Democrat
1985 David A. Roberti Democrat
1987 David A. Roberti Democrat
1989 David A. Roberti Democrat
1991 David A. Roberti Democrat
1993 David A. Roberti Democrat
1994 Bill Lockyer Democrat
1995 Bill Lockyer Democrat
1997 Bill Lockyer Democrat
1998 John L. Burton Democrat
1999 John L. Burton Democrat
2001 John L. Burton Democrat
2003 John L. Burton Democrat
2004 Don Perata Democrat
2005 Don Perata Democrat
2007 Don Perata Democrat
2009 Darrell Steinberg Democrat
2011 Darrell Steinberg Democrat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glossary of Legislative Terms". California Legislative Counsel. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Charles J. Lansing". JoinCalifornia Election Archive. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 

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