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James H. Ralston


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

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 12, 1807 in Bourbon County, Kentucky
Married: June Alexander (in 1832), Harriet N. Jackson (1853)
Children: Jackson Harvey Ralston (delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1908)
Died: May 8, 1864 near Austin, Nevada Territory [now Nevada]

1837: Circuit Judge, Illinois 5th Circuit
1837-1839: Representative, Illinois State Legislature
1840: Presidential Elector for Illinois [Democratic]
1841-1845: Senator, Illinois State Legislature
1841: Candidate for Congress [Illinois] (Lost)
1856: Candidate for Chief Justice of California Supreme Court (Lost)
1863: Delegate, Nevada State Constitutional Convention

  •  Ralston died of starvation after becoming lost in a snowstorm near Austin, Nevada.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Selected Officers of the Nevada Legislature by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau (2010)

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