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Seldon J. Finney


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1868 Republican AD-08 0 Win
09-06-1871 Republican SD-08 0 Win
09-02-1873 Republican SD-08 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Selden J. Finney
Born: 1825 in New York
Died: July 27, 1875 in San Mateo County, CA

  • Alexander D. Bell, a journalist for the Post, was expelled from his desk in the State Senate Chambers after publishing a report that Senator Finney had accepted a bribe. It was later determined that the Bell report was just based on a rumor, and the expulsion was reconsidered.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Legislative Guide... of all the State Officers and Members of the Legislature... by Kean & Dudley (H.S. Crocker and Co.; 1871)