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Gilbert W. Colby


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1851 Democratic AD-11 0 Win
09-07-1853 Democratic SD-11 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 5, 1825 in Bradford, New Hampshire
Died: August 20, 1881 in San Francisco, CA

Later: City Engineer, City of Sacramento
1862-1866: County Engineer, County of Sacramento
1880-1881: Director, State Board of Agriculture

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

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