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William J. Graves


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-06-1854 Democratic AD-02 0 Win
11-04-1856 Democratic AD-02 0 Win
09-02-1873 Democratic SD-03 0 Win
09-07-1875 Democratic SD-03 0 Win
06-19-1878 Delegate 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

William James Graves
Born: January 10, 1830 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
Married: Maria de la Soledad Pico
Children: Ernesto, James M., Virginia Thorpe, Lucy, Augustus M., and Lizzie E.
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican War)
Died: August 2, 1884 in San Luis Obispo, CA

1879: Delegate, Second Constitutional Convention (Sacramento)


  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Graves had six children.


Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)