William M. SteuartNonpartisan
Born: 1800 in Maryland
1842: Comptroller, US Treasury
1849: Member, San Francisco Town Council
1849: Delegate and Acting Chairman, First California Constitutional Convention (representing San Francisco District)
1900s: Director, Bureau of the Census
- During the 1849 Constitutional Convention, Steuart was the primary proponent of slavery in California; "We have felt deeply and painfully the evils of emancipation in that state [Maryland]."
- PLACENAME: Steuart Street in San Francisco is named for this individual. [Source: The Beginnings of San Francisco by Zoeth Skinner Eldredge (1912). Online at sfgenealogy.com]