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Benjamin F. Myres


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1852 Democratic AD-13 0 Win
10-08-1853 Democratic AD-13 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Benjamin Franklin Myres
Born: January 21, 1819 in Rockingham Co., VA
Married: Ella Jane McDaniel (m. 1858)
Children: Florence V., Richard L., and Warren S.
Died: December 26, 1902 in Auburn, CA

1859-1863: Justice, 11th Judicial District
1880-1891: Justice, Placer County Superior Court

  • LEGISLATION: In 1853, Myres introduced a bill to prevent Chinese immigrants from giving evidence in favor of or against any white person in a criminal case. Records indicate that the bill died in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
  • This individual's last name was spelled Myres in the 1853 and 1854 Assembly Journals, and spelled Myers in every Blue Book since 1891. We have chosen to spell it Myres because that was how the original record appears.