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Robert W. Waterman


Picture of Robert W. Waterman
CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1886 Republican Lieutenant Governor 94969 Win
09-13-1887 Republican Governor 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Robert Whitney Waterman
Born: December 15, 1826 in Fairfield, New York
Married: Jane Gardner (in 1847)
Children: Seven
Died: April 12, 1891 in San Diego, CA

1849-1850: Postmaster of Geneva [Illinois]
1850s: Helped establish the Illinois Republican Party
1884: Alternate Presidential Elector
1887: Resigned as Lieutenant Governor on September 13.

  • PLACENAME: The town of Waterman Junction (constructed by Waterman around 1881) was renamed Barstow in 1886. However, the Waterman Hills (just north of Barstow) still retain the name.
  • PLACENAME: Waterman Canyon in San Bernardino County is named for Waterman.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Waterman had seven children.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)