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Philip A. Roach


Date Party Office Votes Result
12-18-1849 Nonpartisan Treasurer 1 Loss
09-03-1851 Democratic SD-04 0 Win
09-02-1873 Democratic SD-08 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Philip Augustine Roach
Born: November 1, 1820 in Cork, Ireland
Died: April 27, 1889 in San Francisco, CA

1846: Alcalde, City of Monterey
1849: Mayor, City of Monterey
1860-1861: President, Society of California Pioneers
1870s: Editor, San Francisco Daily Examiner

  • "Mr. Roach is personally very popular and a pure public man. He has always proved himself a chivalrous defender of the fair sex." [Source: Directory of the California Legislature]

Source: The San Francisco Irish, 1848-1880 by R. A. Burchell (UC Press; 1979)
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)