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Marion De Vries


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1896 Democratic CD-02 24434 Win
11-08-1898 Democratic CD-02 25196 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 15, 1865  near Woodbridge, CA
Died: September 11, 1939 near Woodbridge, CA

1893-1897: Assistant District Attorney, San Joaquin County
1900: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on August 20.
1900-1910: Justice, Board of General Appraisers (now United States Customs Court)
1910-1921: Associate Justice, United States Court of Customs Appeals
1921-1922: Presiding Justice, United States Court of Customs Appeals

  • De Vries was born and died at the De Vries Ranch near Woodbridge (in San Joaquin County). He was buried in the family plot at the ranch.
  • INNOVATOR: "Attempts to demonstrate war-time mustard gas as a ground squirrel exterminator on the Marion DeVries ranch, near [Lodi], were given up after it was discovered the weeds and wheat were too high." (Source: Sausalito News, 5/27/1922) No mustard gas was used at the site, now the home of the Oak Farm Vineyards.