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Q: History ofGil Ferguson ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: History ofGil Ferguson
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: parryp-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 28 Apr 2005 13:59 PDT
Expires: 28 May 2005 13:59 PDT
Question ID: 515527
What is the reason Gil Ferguson of Newport Beach California is no
longer an Assemblyman? Did he lose an election? If so, when and to
whom? Does he have any position now?
Subject: Re: History ofGil Ferguson
Answered By: markj-ga on 28 Apr 2005 15:56 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
parryp --

Gil Ferguson retired in 1994 from his seat in the California
Legislature.  He had held the seat since 1984.

There are many sources for this information about his tenure in office
and the fact of his retirement.  Here are a few of them:

"Committee assignments can be important toward raising money for
future campaigns, but their influence to help constituents may be
limited for legislators in the minority party, said Gil Ferguson, a
Newport Beach Republican assemblyman from 1984 to 1994."

California Performance Review: Politicians adjust to committees, Los
Angeles Times, January 19, 2005 

"Ferguson finally retired, and so did Conroy after being chastised for
sexual harassment of a government employee."

Tom Hayden: Legislative Achievements

"Signed,  .  .  . "Hon. Gil Ferguson, CA Assemblyman (retired)"

Young Americans For Freedom: San Diego YAF protests for Responsible Government,

It is not surprising that Ferguson decided that it was time to retire
in 1994.  He apparently joined the Marine Corps in 1943, retired as a
Lieutenant Colonel in 1967 and had a business career for 15 years
before being elected to the legislature:

"In 1968, Ferguson returned to Vietnam as a Combat Correspondent and
artist. Lt. Col. Ferguson retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1969
after 26 years of service. After careers as a corporate officer and
owner of an advertising company, he was elected to the California
State Assembly where he served for 10 years."

Principles Over Politics: TARAWA, "Hell Revisited," by Gil Ferguson

What is he doing now?  Well, while he must be at a rather advanced
age, he is apparently alive, well and active in Newport Beach.

I found two substantial activities that apparently occupy his time
these days.  He is "Director At Large"  of an organization called the
California Republican Assembly.  Here is a link to published contact
information for the officers of that organization, including Mr.

California Republican Assembly: Officer/Board of Directors

Here is a link to a description of that organization:

California Republican Assembly: Who We Are

Mr. Ferguson is also on the board of "The Talking Page," a literacy organization:

The Talking Page

Finally, just to prove that Mr. Ferguson continues to be active in
community and public affairs, here is a listing of an Orange County
event that was conducted by Mr. Ferguson last Saturday:

8 a.m. Former Assemblyman Gil Ferguson will host a Principles Over
Politics breakfast at Balboa Bay Club, 1221 Coast Highway, Newport

Orange County Register: Datebook: Political events in Orange County
this week (4/18/05)(Google-cached page)

Search Strategy:

I used several Google searches to find the information for you.  Here
are a few of the ones that proved to be the most useful:

" gil OR gilbert ferguson" "newport beach"

"gil ferguson" retired

"gil OR gilbert ferguson" assemblyman OR assemply

I am confident that this is the information you are looking for.  If
anything is unclear, please ask for clarification before rating the

parryp-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thank you very much Mark. This was my first time using this service,
and your expertise made it a great experience. Thanks again, Parry

Subject: Re: History ofGil Ferguson
From: markj-ga on 29 Apr 2005 04:13 PDT
Parry --

Thanks very much for the kind words, the five stars and the nice tip.

Subject: Re: History ofGil Ferguson
From: whip-ga on 16 May 2005 16:48 PDT
I really don't know the man; just met him today (I fixed his
computer). But, I can tell you this, he is still very much alive and
well.  Seemed like a very nice guy, someware around 80, tall and slim
and still very good looking, sophisticated and smart.

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