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Philip W. Keyser


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1851 Democratic SD-14 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 4, 1824 in Baltimore, Maryland
Married: Amelia Margaret Shoemaker (m. 1861, d. 1887)
Died: January 15, 1891 in Yuba City, CA

1850: Alcalde, Town of Eliza (2 mi south of Marysville)
1852-1855: Postmaster, Marysville
1860-1878: Judge, Yuba County Court
1879-1891: Judge, Sutter & Yuba Counties Superior Court

  • Keyser's father, George Keyser, was commissioned as a Major in the U.S. Army by President Madison and fought in the War of 1812.
  • OBITUARY: "He was a great favorite, and no man in the northern part of the State was more universally admired and respected." (Daily Alta California, 1/16/1891)

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: "Yuba County, California History" transcribed by Kathy Sedler and available at