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Jacob R. Snyder


Date Party Office Votes Result
06-03-1849 Nonpartisan Delegate 0 Win
09-03-1851 Democratic SD-06 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Jacob Rink Snyder
Born: 1815 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Married: Susan H. Brayton (m. 1850, d. 1871), Rachel J. Sears (m. 1874)*
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican-American War)
Died: April 29, 1878 in Sonoma, CA

1848: Surveyor-General, Middle Department of California
1849: Delegate, First California Constitutional Convention (representing Sacramento District)
1854-1855: President, Society of California Pioneers
1853-1861: Assistant U.S. Treasurer at San Francisco

  • According to the article "The Great Seal Of The State" in the 1911 California Blue Book noted that "the bear was added [to the State seal] chiefly to gratify Major J. R. Snyder and the men of the Bear Flag revolution."

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Governmental Roster, 1889. State and County Governments of California by W. C. Hendricks
Source: California Blue Book (1911)

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