JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Advanced Search Elected Offices Redistricting Elections by Decade 2016 Election
Elected Officials Longest Service Shortest Service Recalls
Political Parties Democratic Republican Am. Independent Green Libertarian Peace & Freedom No Party Preference
Legislator Databases Women in CA Politics

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Charles Crocker


Picture of Charles Crocker
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1860 Republican AD-09 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 16, 1822 in Troy, New York
Married: Mary Ann Deming Crocker*
Died: August 14, 1888 in Monterey, CA

1856: Cofounder of the California Republican Party (one of 7)
1861: Became one of four principal investors in the Central Pacific Railroad (with Mark Hopkins, Collis Huntington and Leland Stanford)
1888-1897: Member, Regents of the University of California

  • The city of Deming [New Mexico] is named after Mary Crocker
  • Crocker was also the owner and founder of Crocker National Bank. It was a Crocker bank branch in Carmichael that was robbed by the Symbionese Liberation Army including Patty Hearst (great-granddaughter of George Hearst) in 1975. Interestingly, Hearst and Crocker served in the Assembly only five years apart.
  • PLACENAME: Crocker Park is located in Sacramento at 211 O Street.

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

[Update candidate information]