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Benjamin Corey


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan AD-San Jose 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Dr. Benjamin Corey, MD
Born: November 12, 1822 in Butler County, Ohio
Died: 1896 in San Jose, CA

Later: Member, San Jose City Council
Later: County Physician, Santa Clara County

  • LEGISLATION: Author of the bill to incorporate the City of San Jose. (1849)
  • SPELLING: Some sources spell his name "Benjamin Cory". However, contemporary Assembly records recorded his name as Corey.
  • PLACENAME: Benjamin Cory Elementary School is located in San Jose.

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