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Louis Dent

Nonpartisan

Date Party Office Votes Result
06-03-1849 Nonpartisan Delegate 0 Win
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan CD-AL 2029 Loss
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1823 in St. Louis, Missouri
Died: March 22, 1874 in Washington, DC

1849: Delegate, First California Constitutional Convention (representing Monterey District)

  • During the debate on the inclusion of a ban on dueling in the state constitution, Mr. Dent noted "No clause that you can introduce in the Constitution will prevent a man from fighting a duel, if it be in defense of his honor. There are few men who will not risk their lives when their honor is at stake."
  • PLACENAME: Dent County, in Missouri, was named for a Lewis Dent (who served as the first representative for that county in the Missori Legislature).

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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