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  Younger, Evelle J.
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NameEvelle J. Younger
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Born June 19, 1918
DiedMay 04, 1989 (70 years)
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InfoFull name: Evelle Jansen Younger

Evelle J. Younger was an FBI Special Agent after law school and served with Army Intelligence in India during World War II. Following the war, he was a deputy Los Angeles city attorney and the first City Prosecutor for the City of Pasadena.

In the 1950s he became a judge, first of the municipal court in 1950, then superior court in 1958.

During his terms as District Attorney, he opened branches of the office in Norwalk and Van Nuys and reorganized the office bureaus. In 1967, Younger created the Special Investigations Division. Complex, headline-grabbing cases that were prosecuted on his watch included the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, the Manson Family murders and the Watts Riots.

In 1970, he was elected state Attorney General. In 1978 he ran an unsuccessful campaign to become governor of California.

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Evelle J. Younger -- Married to Mildred Younger. Born in Stamford, Harlan County, Neb., June 19, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; municipal judge in California, 1953-58; superior court judge in California, 1958-64; California state attorney general, 1971-79; candidate for Governor of California, 1978. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 4, 1989. Interment at Los Angeles National Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles, Calif.


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  11/07/1978 CA Governor Lost 36.50% (-19.53%)
  06/06/1978 CA Governor - R Primary Won 40.04% (+10.70%)
  11/05/1974 CA Attorney General Won 55.00% (+10.03%)
  11/03/1970 CA Attorney General Won 49.28% (+1.35%)
  06/09/1970 CA Attorney General - R Primary Won 55.72% (+34.41%)
  06/04/1968 Los Angeles District Attorney Won 77.46% (+54.93%)
  11/03/1964 Los Angeles District Attorney Won 57.58% (+15.16%)
  06/02/1964 Los Angeles District Attorney - Primary Won 47.11% (+14.45%)
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