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Thomas J. White


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan AD-Sacramento 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Thomas Jefferson White
Married: Frances Jane Perry
Child: Francis (who married E. J. C. Kewen)
Died: December 17, 1859 in Los Angeles, CA

1849-1850: Speaker, California State Assembly
1850: Resigned from the State Assembly on February 9.

  • QUOTABLE: Upon his acceptance of the Speakership in 1849, White noted that "A mighty duty is yours to perform, and upon you rests a responsibility of no ordinary character. There are laws to enact, and interests to regulate, which require the exactest discrimination, the soundest judgment, and the utmost mercy of legislative discretion." He resigned two months later.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Journal of the Proceedings of the House of Assembly (1849-1850), page 573.