JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Advanced Search Elected Offices Redistricting Elections by Decade 2016 Election
Elected Officials Longest Service Shortest Service Recalls
Political Parties Democratic Republican Am. Independent Green Libertarian Peace & Freedom No Party Preference
Legislator Databases Women in CA Politics

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Henry C. Smith


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1852 Democratic AD-05 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: Fort Defiance, Ohio
Married: Mary Vangorden
Children: Four
Family: Brother of Napoleon B. Smith
Died: November 24, 1875 in Livermore, CA

1850:  Associate Judge, Court of Sessions for Santa Clara County
1855-1856: Member, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
1859: Candidate for Alamendo County Clerk (Lost)
1871-1872: Justice of the Peace for Murray Township (this area now includes Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Santa Rita, and San Ramon)

  • Niles (which became part of the city of Fremont) was named after Mary Vangorden's hometown of Niles, Michigan.
  • LEGISLATION: Smith was the author of the bill which created Alameda County in 1853.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)

[Update candidate information]