Jose M. CovarrubiasDemocratic
José María Covarrubias
Born: 1809 in France
Married: María Carrillo
Children: Nicolas Antonio, Onesemio Miguel, Maria Dolores Delfina, Amelia, Camilo Juan Pedro, Maria Luisa Clara, Pasculina, George Washington
Military Service: Militia
Died: April 1, 1871 in Santa Barbara, CA
Previous: French Consul to Mexico
1844: Alcalde, City of Santa Barbara
1849: Delegate, First California Constitutional Convention (representing San Luis Obispo District)*
1850: Resigned from the State Assembly on April 26.
1852: Resigned from the State Assembly on November 6.
1861-1863: Justice, Santa Barbara County Court
- Covarrubias was elected to the Constitutional Convention from two districts; Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.
- Covarrubias owned Santa Catalina Island from 1850 to 1853.
- Be Fruitful and Multiply: Covarrubias had eight children.
- High Rank: Brigadier General (California State Militia)
- LEGISLATION: Author of the bill to incorporate the City of Santa Barbara. (1850)
- LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Covarrubias was the first Assemblymember to serve a third term. He was also the first Assemblymember to serve a fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth term.
- Covarrubias was the only person to resign from the State Assembly twice. The only person to resign from the Senate twice was James W. Mandeville.
- UNACKNOWLEDGED LATINO: This elected official was excluded from the list of "Previous Latino Members of the Legislature" by the Latino Legislative Caucus [accessed 6/1/2011]. This list was later corrected by renaming it "California Latino Legislative Caucus Former Members" [as of 2/16/2014].
Source: California Blue Book (1924)
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