Death of Mr. Mervin Field

March 11, 1921 - June 8, 2015
Mill Valley, California | Age 94

Founder of California's venerable Field Poll
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By JANIE HAR, The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mervin Field, who founded the authoritative Field Poll, a mainstay of California and national politics for decades, died Monday of natural causes. He was 94.

"He was the trailblazer in California," said Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo, who confirmed the death of Field in Marin County.

The Field Poll has published more than 2,500 reports on public opinion since Field launched the company in San Francisco in 1947. It...

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