John Van de Kamp

California Attorney General

John Van de Kamp (February 7, 1936 – March 14, 2017) was an American politician. He served as Los Angeles County District Attorney from 1975 until 1981, and then as the 28th Attorney General of California from 1983 until 1991.[1]

John Van de Kamp
John Van de Kamp 2012.jpg
Van de Kamp in 2012
28th Attorney General of California
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 7, 1991
GovernorGeorge Deukmejian
Preceded byGeorge Deukmejian
Succeeded byDan Lungren
37th Los Angeles County District Attorney
In office
July 1, 1975 – July 1, 1981
Preceded byJoseph P. Busch
Succeeded byRobert Philibosian
Personal details
John Kalar Van de Kamp

(1936-02-07)February 7, 1936
Pasadena, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 14, 2017(2017-03-14) (aged 81)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materDartmouth College (A.B.)
Stanford Law School (J.D.)

Van de Kamp died at his Pasadena home on March 14, 2017 from a short-illness, aged 81.[2]


  1. "California Attorney General - 1850 to Present - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the Attorney General". Archived from the original on 2008-02-17. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  2. Matt Stevens (March 15, 2017). "John Van de Kamp, former California attorney general and L.A. County district attorney, dies at 81". Los Angeles Time.

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