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John McDougall


Picture of John McDougall
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan Lieutenant Governor 7374 Win
01-08-1851 Democratic Governor 0 Win

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.
1859: Pall Bearer, Funeral of US Senator David C. Broderick

  • 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:]
  • DUEL: McDougal fought a duel with A. L. Russell on January 11, 1852 in Santa Clara County.

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