JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Longest Service Shortest Service Redistricting
Elections 2020 General 2021 US Senate appt 2021 Sec of State appt 2021 Atty General appt 2021 SD-30 Special 2021 AD-79 Special 2021 AD-54 Special
Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Recalls Line of Succession Highest Ranking Legislator Databases

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

John W. Wilcox


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1862 Union AD-05 0 Win
09-02-1863 Union AD-05 0 Win
09-05-1865 Union AD-05 0 Win
09-06-1871 Democratic AD-05 0 Win
09-07-1875 Democratic AD-05 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Wesley Wilcox
Born: 1831 in Kentucky

1866: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly
1887-1889: Sergeant-at-Arms, California State Senate

  • LEGAL TROUBLE: In 1876, Wilcox was charged with "assault to murder" F. M. Somers. According to testimony by Senate page William B. Dolan, Wilcox "approached Somers from behind" while "Somers was seated, writing" and "struck Somers with a stick on the head." "Wilcox drew a pistol from his breast and held it with his two hands. He did not point it.

Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)
Source: Legislative Guide... of all the State Officers and Members of the Legislature... by Kean & Dudley (H.S. Crocker and Co.; 1871)
Source: "The Wilcox Case", Sacramento Daily Union, March 15, 1876 (p. 5)