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Alfred W. Taliaferro


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1851 Whig AD-19 0 Win
11-04-1856 Democratic SD-11 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Dr. Alfred Walker Taliaferro, MD
Born: 1825 in Essex Co., Virginia
Died: December 9, 1885 in San Rafael, CA


  • Taliaferro gave the "Bird's Nest Glen" estate to Charles Fairfax as a wedding present.
  • INVENTION: Inventor of Taliaferro's Sarsaparilla, which was marketed as "The King of the Blood"


Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)