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Republican State Senator Richard Dolwig was born in North Dakota. He practiced law in
Redwood City, California and was elected to the State Assembly in 1946 and reelected four
times. As Senator from San Mateo County he introduced a water plan in 1960. In 1961 he
ran for Attorney General and was defeated. In 1965, he introduced legislation to divide
the state into a Northern and Southern California. He was active in supporting
conservation issues. He and six others were indicted in 1975 for attempting to bilk
millions of dollars out of real estate developers. He was found guilty of eight counts of
fraud and sentenced to five years in the federal penetentiary.
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