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James P. Van Ness


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-25-1871 Democratic SD-03 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1818 in Vermont
Died: December 28, 1872 in San Luis Obispo, CA

1855-1856: Mayor, City of San Francisco

  • Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco is named for this individual. [Source: The Beginnings of San Francisco by Zoeth Skinner Eldredge (1912). Online at]

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)

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