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Miguel Estudillo


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1904 Republican AD-78 2093 Win
11-06-1906 Republican AD-78 2455 Win
11-03-1908 Republican SD-39 5147 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 20, 1869 or 1870 in San Bernardino, CA
Married: Minerva Cook (m. 1903)
Children: Reginald and Francis
Family: Grandson of Jose A. Estudillo

1918-1924: City Attorney, City of Riverside
1941-1949: City Attorney, City of Riverside

  • Several biographies written during his lifetime set his birthyear as 1870, but his grave at Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside lists 1869.
  • UNACKNOWLEDGED LATINO: This elected official was excluded from the list of "Previous Latino Members of the Legislature" by the Latino Legislative Caucus [accessed 6/1/2011]. This list was later corrected by renaming it "California Latino Legislative Caucus Former Members" [as of 2/16/2014].
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 248 (1905), which authorized the retrocession of Yosemite Valley (and all the headwaters of the Merced River) to the U.S. federal government for use as a National Park. This land that the state gave up is now visited by over 3.7 million people annually, was designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, and appears on specialty license plates (1993-Present) and two different commemorative U.S. quarter dollar coins; as part of the 50 State quarters (in 2005) and on America the Beautiful quarters (in 2010).

Source: California Blue Book (1907), (1909), (1911)