John Van de Kamp

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Birthday
7, 1936
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Mar 14, 2017 (81)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1936
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Mar 14, 2017 (81)

About

After serving during the late 1970s and early 1980s as Los Angeles County District Attorney, he took office as California's twenty-eighth Attorney General.

Before Fame

After graduating from Dartmouth College, he earned his law degree from Stanford University and went on to become an assistant United States Attorney.

Trivia

While serving as L.A. County District Attorney, he opened D.A. positions to a large number of women and established task forces to deal with gang violence and domestic and child abuse. As California Attorney General, he made contributions in the areas of civil rights, environmental issues, consumer rights, and criminal investigation procedures.

Family Life

He and his wife settled in his hometown of Pasadena, California. His family is well known for establishing successful California bakery and restaurant chains.

Associated With

He was defeated by Dianne Feinstein in the 1990 Democratic primary for the California gubernatorial election.