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Horace Hawes


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-05-1855 Democratic AD-05 0 Win
09-02-1863 Union SD-08 0 Win
09-05-1865 Union SD-08 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 10, 1813 in Danby, New York
Married: ????? (m. 1846, d. 1846), Caroline Coombs (m. 1858)
Children: Horace Hawes and Caroline Combs Hawes Robinson
Died: March 12, 1871 in San Francisco, CA

1840s: U.S. Consul to the South Sea Islands
1849: Candidate for Chief Justice of the CA Supreme Court (Lost; 4%)
1849: Prefect of the District of San Francisco
1850s: District Attorney, County of San Francisco

  • PLACENAME: Hawes Street in San Francisco is named for this individual. [Source: The Beginnings of San Francisco by Zoeth Skinner Eldredge (1912). Online at]
  • Author of the first Charter for the City of San Francisco (1857?) but was forced to accept an amendment that created San Mateo County from the southern part of San Francisco County. [Source: FindAGrave]