James A. BanksRepublican
Born: 1824 in Pennsylvania
Killed: August 1, 1867 at Camp Winfield Scott [now Paradise Valley], Nevada
1864: Delegate, Nevada Constitutional Convention
1866: Assemblymember, Nevada State Legislature
1866: Assembly Speaker, Nevada State Legislature
- Banks was the first California legislator to resign from the Assembly to take a seat in the State Senate. He had been elected to the Assembly in 1860 for the 1861 term, and was elected to the Senate in a special election in August 1861. The next person to change houses midterm was Allen G. Thurman in 1947.
- Killed by Indians.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Selected Officers of the Nevada Legislature by the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau (2010)
Source: Political History of Nevada (Eleventh Edition) by Dean Heller, Nevada Secretary of State