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William C. Hendricks


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
09-02-1873 Democratic SD-24 0 Win
09-07-1875 Democratic SD-26 0 Win
11-02-1886 Democratic Secretary of State 93481 Win
11-04-1890 Democratic Secretary of State 114216 Loss

Candidate Biography:

William Chalmers Hendricks
Born: 1825 in Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Died: January 24, 1892 in Sacramento, CA

1883-1887: State Prison Director

  • LEGISLATIVE HISTORIAN: As Secretary of State, it was Hendricks who turned the State Roster (published only once before, in 1886) into the California Blue Book, which has been the most significant set of reference books on California government for the last 120 years. 

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)

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