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Edward McGarry


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1852 Whig AD-20 0 Win
10-08-1853 Whig SD-10 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1820 in Rochester, New York
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican War), US Volunteers (Civil War)
Died: December 31, 1867 in San Francisco, CA


  • HIGH RANK: A brevetted Brigadier General of United States Volunteers, his military assignments included "Commander of the District of California" in 1865.
  • SUICIDE: McGarry killed himself by cutting his throat with a knife in his room at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco.


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