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John S. Chambers


Date Party Office Votes Result
08-28-1913 Republican Controller 0 Win
11-03-1914 Progressive (Bull Moose) Controller 622988 Win
11-05-1918 Republican Controller 464770 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Sherrer Chambers
Born: November 4, 1867 in Covington, Kentucky
Married: Della Parks (m. 1903)
Died: November 19, 1923 in Sacramento, CA

Previous: Managing Editor, Sacramento Bee
1918-1919: Member, California Committee on Efficiency and Economy
1920: Resigned as Controller on July 15.
19??: Executive Committee Chairman, Oriental Exclusion League

  • "He was recognized as one of the country’s greatest experts on questions of taxation and revenue, made an extensive study of inheritance taxation and at one time was chairman of the inheritance tax committee of the National Tax Association."

Source: California Blue Book (1913-15)
Source: Wooldridge, J.W. Major History of the Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 pgs. 5-8. The Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931. [Transcribed by Debbie Walke Gramlick]