Thomas C. Lynch

For the United States Navy admiral, see Thomas Lynch (admiral).
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Thomas Conner Lynch (May 20, 1904 May 29, 1986) was an American lawyer who served as District Attorney in San Francisco and then as Attorney-General of California from 1964 to 1971. He was appointed to the post by Governor Pat Brown in 1964 to succeed Stanley Mosk, who was appointed to the state Supreme Court by Brown. He aided State Legislature in drafting significant legislation relating to law enforcement, including measures to control use of narcotics, to control promotion and sales of pornographic material and to control destructive devices and dangerous weapons. He also aided to improve the quality of law enforcement.[1]

1968 Democratic Party presidential primaries

Lynch placed third in the 1968 California Democratic presidential primary, behind Robert F. Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy.


  1. Thomas C. Lynch, 25th Attorney General, State of California Department of Justice

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Preceded by
Stanley Mosk
California Attorney General
Succeeded by
Evelle J. Younger

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