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William T. Boothby


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1894 Republican AD-43 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

William T. "Cocktail Bill" Boothby
Born: 1862 in San Francisco, CA
Died: August 4, 1930 in San Francisco, CA

  • BEVERAGE: A cocktail, the "Boothby Cocktail", was named for the famed bartender.
  • An interesting article on Boothby can be found in the California State Library Foundation Bulletin #95, with the article starting on page 13.
  • PUBLISHED: As noted in the above article, the Anchor Brewing Company announced that it was reprinting the "Cocktail Boothby’s American Bartender: The Only Practical Treatise on the Art of Mixology Published" which it first published in 1891.
  • PUBLISHED: "The 1908 edition of The World's Drinks & How To Mix Them begins "To the liquor dealers of San Francisco who unanimously assisted in my election to the Legislature by an unprecedented majority." (Source)

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