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John E. Hamill


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1888 Democratic SD-27 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1857 in California
Married: Mary E. (daughter of Judge James H. Hardy; impeached by the California legislature during the Civil War)
Family: Son of Assemblyman John Hamill
Died: September 20, 1912 in San Francisco, CA

1880s: Superintendent of the Industrial School (San Francisco)
1897: Clerk (Lobbyist), San Francisco Board of Supervisors Committee on Legislation

  • SHIPWRECKED: Hamill was about the steamer Golden Rule when it ran aground and broke up on Roncador Bank off Nicaragua on May 30, 1865. Hamill was shipwrecked on the island for ten days until a rescue vessel arrived.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: The San Francisco Irish, 1848-1880 by R. A. Burchell (UC Press; 1979)