Al Alquist passes away
|The former state senator and husband of Sen. Elaine Alquist died at 4am this morning. According to Elaine Alquist's office:|
The 34-year veteran of the California Legislature was born on August 2, 1908 in Memphis, TN. Prior to serving four years in the California Assembly beginning in 1962, and the Senate for 30 years until 1996, Senator Alquist had a 40-year career with the railroads.
As he took his last breath on his 13th wedding anniversary with his wife Senator Elaine Alquist (D-San Jose) by his side, his last words, said in a strong voice, were “love you.”
Senator Al Alquist is survived by his wife State Senator Elaine Alquist; son Alan Alquist; stepsons Peter and Bryan White; grandchildren Ron and Jan Alquist, and Jasmine and Logan White.