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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:

Born: January 1819 in Virginia
Married: ?????? (m. 1858)
Died: 1900 to 1910

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.