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John McDougall

Democratic

Picture of John McDougall
californiagovernors.ca.gov
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan Lieutenant Governor 7374 Win
01-08-1851 Democratic Governor 0 Win
Website: governors.library.ca.gov/02-Mcdougal.html
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: ~1818 in Ross County, Ohio
Married: Jane Palmer (m. 1841)
Children: Sue, Caroline, Latham, William and Lillie
Died: March 30, 1866 in San Francisco, CA

1849: Delegate, First California Constitutional Convention (representing Sacramento District)
1851: Resigned as Lieutenant Governor on January 9.

  • Legislative Altercation: In 1851, McDougall was arrested for attempted to duel just moments before he was to fight a duel with E. C. Kemble. [Source: sfgenealogy.com]

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Governmental Roster, 1889. State and County Governments of California by W. C. Hendricks

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