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Benjamin F. Moore

Whig

Date Party Office Votes Result
06-03-1849 Nonpartisan Delegate 0 Win
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan AD-San Joaquin 0 Win
10-07-1850 Whig AD-09 0 Win
Website: www.findagrave.com/memorial/159954244/b_-f_-moore
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1820 in Florida Territory, United States
Died: January 2, 1866 in Stockton, CA

1849: Delegate, First California Constitutional Convention (representing San Joaquin District)*

  • While most of the delegates listed their professions as ranchers, lawyers, or businessmen, Moore is remembered for describing his profession as "Gentleman of Elegant Leisure". A role model for Californians for 160 years.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis
Source: Governmental Roster, 1889. State and County Governments of California by W. C. Hendricks