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James W. Coffroth


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1851 Democratic AD-09 0 Win
11-02-1852 Democratic SD-09 0 Win
09-05-1855 Know Nothing SD-07 0 Win
11-08-1864 Democratic CD-02 14557 Loss
09-04-1867 Democratic CD-02 14786 Loss
11-03-1868 Democratic CD-02 15124 Loss
09-06-1871 Democratic CD-02 15382 Loss

Candidate Biography:

James Wood Coffroth, Sr.
Born: May 3, 1829 in Franklin Co. or Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
Married:  Isabel Cooke
Ethel, Belle, Flora, James R., and James Wood Jr.
Died: October 9, 1872 in Sacramento, CA

1870-1872: Trustee, California State Library

  • His son, who also went by the name James W. Coffroth was born in Sacramento on September 12th (a little more than a month before his father died). The younger Coffroth "was the first large-scale boxing promoter" and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: A History of Tuolumne County California published by B. F. Alley (1882; Reprinted in 1973)