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Eugene L. Sullivan


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1856 Republican SD-05 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Eugene Lemuel Sullivan
Born: December 21, 1820 in New York
Married: Elizabeth Davis (m. 1850, d. 1852)
Child: Georgiana (wife of U.S. Senator John P. Davis of Nevada)
Died: March 26, 1885 in San Francisco, CA

1858: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 4 to 25)
1872-1878: Park Commissioner, City of San Francisco

  • Political Bet: Sullivan bet $5,000 (against $25,000 by Sol Sharp) that Abraham Lincoln would be elected President in 1860. The $25,000 Sharp paid would have a value of over $761,000 in 2019.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)