Frank L. CoombsRepublican
Franklin Leslie Coombs
Born: December 27, 1853 in Napa, CA
Married: Mary Isabel Roper (in 1879)
Child: Nathan F., Amy Louise Dunlap (mother of John), and Dorothy May
Family: Son of Nathan Coombs, grandfather of John F. Dunlap. Brother-in-law of John M. Coghlan.
Died: October 5, 1934 in Napa, CA
1880-1885: District Attorney of Napa County
1891: Speaker, California State Assembly
1897: Speaker, California State Assembly
1892-1893: U.S. Minister to Japan
1898-1899: California State Librarian
1899-1901: U.S. Attorney, Northern District of California
- PLACENAME: Coombs Street in Napa is likely named for one or more members of this Coombs family.
- Coombs is one of two Assemblymembers to serve two separate times as Speaker of the Assembly, serving as the 29th Speaker (1891) and 32nd Speaker (1897). The other was William H. Parks.
Source: California Blue Book (1928)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]