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William J. Biggy

Independence League

Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1892 Democratic SD-21 0 Win
11-06-1906 Independence League RC-02 10321 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 23, 1859 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Mary Ellen Welch (d. 1895), Lucy Isabel McDonough
Children: William J. and John W.
Died: November 30, 1908 in San Francisco, CA

1890-1899: Registrar of Voters, San Francisco
1899: Member, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors
1900: Member, San Francisco Police Commission
1907-1908: Chief of Police, San Francisco

  • Biggy died after falling overboard from the SFPD Police Launch while crossing San Francisco Bay after visiting Police Commissioner Hugo Keil in Belvedere.

Source: California Blue Book (1893)