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Charles W. Piercy

Douglas Democratic

Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1860 Douglas Democratic AD-01 0 Win
 

Candidate Biography:

Charles Wesley Piercy
Born: June 11, 1833 in Decatur County, Iowa
Killed: May 25, 1861 in Fairfax, CA

  • Legislative Altercation: Piercy died in duel with former Assemblyman Daniel Showalter (with whom he had served in the 1861 Legislature). The weapon of choice was rifles. The topic that sparked the duel was the U.S. Senate election. The weapon of choice was rifles.The duel was hosted at the estate of Charles S. Fairfax.

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

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