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James Carson Needham


Picture of James Carson Needham
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1898 Republican CD-07 20793 Win
11-06-1900 Republican CD-07 23450 Win
11-04-1902 Republican CD-06 17268 Win
11-08-1904 Republican CD-06 18828 Win
11-06-1906 Republican CD-06 18928 Win
11-03-1908 Republican CD-06 21323 Win
11-08-1910 Republican CD-06 19717 Win
11-05-1912 Republican CD-07 22994 Loss
11-03-1914 Republican CD-11 25001 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 17, 1864 (in a covered wagon) at Carson City, Nevada Territory [now Nevada]
Married: Mary A. Dinniene
Family: Brother-in-law of John H. Dinniene
Died (in office): July 11, 1942 in Modesto, CA

1887-1888: Clerk, The Adjutant General’s Office of the War Department
1890: Candidate for SD-?? (Lost)
1919-1935: Justice, Fresno? County Superior Court

  • PLACENAME: There is a Needham Street in Modesto that appears to be named for this Needham. Additionally, there is a Mount Needham in Tulare County named for the Congressman.
  • Needham was born less than a month before Nevada became a state.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []
[Source: 1000 California Place Names by Erwin G. Gudde]