David F. DouglassKnow Nothing
|01-10-1856||Know Nothing||Secretary of State||0||Win|
Born: January 1821 in Sumner County, Tennessee
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican-American War)
Died: June 1872 in San Joaquin County, CA
1851: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 3 to 10)
1857-1858: [Ex-Officio] California State Librarian
Later: U.S. Marshal (first Marshal in California)
- HISTORIC: In 1855, Douglass became the second person to serve in both houses of the California Legislature.
- Legislative Altercation: In 1839, Douglass killed Dr. William Howell in a fight and served 14 months in prison.
- Douglass was the first State Senator to represent Calaveras County after it's incorporation.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)