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Edward R. Amerige


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1902 Republican AD-77 2366 Win
11-08-1904 Republican AD-77 2479 Win

Candidate Biography:

Edward Russell Amerige
Born: August 1, 1859 in Malden, Massachusetts
Family: Nephew of George Amerige
Died: May 3, 1915 in Fullerton, CA

1887: Mayor, City of Fullerton
1880s: Member, Fullerton Board of Trustees

  • Founder and First Mayor of Fullerton
  • Edward Amerige had a brother named George Henry Amerige, who lived until the 1920s and was the nephew of Assemblyman George Amerige.
  • "In 1887, they purchased 430 acres of wild, uncultivated land, the present site of Fullerton. They laid out the town starting July 5, 1887."
  • PLACENAME: There is an Amerige Park, a street named W. Amerige Ave, and a neighborhood named Amerige Heights in Fullerton, named after the brothers George and Edward Amerige. Malden Street in Fullerton is named for his hometown in Massachusetts.

Source: California Blue Book (1903)
Source: History of Orange County, California by Samuel Armor