Born: June 30, 1874 in Dubuque, Iowa
1905: Expelled from the State Senate on February 27th.
- Legal Troubles: Bunkers was expelled from the Senate for accepting bribes (along with Senators Emmons, French, and Wright). Following their resignations, Bunkers and Emmons were convicted by juries and sentenced to five years in prison (Emmons at Folsom and Bunkers at San Quentin). French was tried and acquitted. Wright fled to South America as a fugitive for four years after being arraigned and released on $5000 bail; the charges against him were dismissed after his return.
- While in prison, Bunkers' house in San Francisco burned down on April 17, 1906.