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William M. Steuart

Nonpartisan

Date Party Office Votes Result
06-03-1849 Nonpartisan Delegate 0 Win
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan Governor 619 Loss
 

Candidate Biography:

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]

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

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