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L. W. Hastings

Nonpartisan

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Date Party Office Votes Result
06-03-1849 Nonpartisan Delegate 0 Win
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan CD-AL 215 Loss
 

Candidate Biography:

Lansford Warren Hastings
Born: 1819 in Mount Vernon, Ohio
Married: Catherine McCord, Charlotte Toler, Janice "Jennie" Mendenhall
Military Service: Confederate Army (Civil War)
Died: 1870 in Brazil or St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

1843: Arrived in California. John Bidwell wrote that Hastings "was ambitious to make California a republic and to be its first president..." (Source)
1849: Delegate, First California Constitutional Convention (representing Sacramento District)
1850s: Judge, Sacramento County
1860s: Postmaster of Yuma [Arizona]

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