JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2021 AD-17 Special 2021 Governor Recall 2021 AD-18 Special 2021 AD-54 Special 2021 Atty Gen appt 2021 AD-79 Special 2021 SD-30 Special 2021 Sec of State appt 2021 US Senate appt 2020 General
Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search Elections by Decade Uncontested Races CA Constitution Line of Succession Highest Ranking

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

John C. Breckinridge

Breckinridge Democratic

Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1860 Breckinridge Democratic President 33975 Loss

Candidate Biography:

John Cabell Breckinridge
Born: January 16, 1821 in Lexington, Kentucky
Married: Mary Cyrene Burch
Child: Joseph Cabell, Clifton Rhoads, Frances, John Milton, John W., Mary Desha
Military Service: Confederate Army (Civil War)
Family: Great-grandson of John Witherspoon, who signed the Declaration of Independence
Died: May 17, 1875 in Lexington, Kentucky

1851-1855: Member, United States House of Representatives [Kentucky]
1857-1861: Vice President of the United States
1861: Member, United States Senate [Kentucky]
1865: Secretary of War, Confederate States of America

  • Breckinridge was the youngest person ever to be Vice President of the United States.
  • PLACENAME: The cities of Breckenridge in Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas were named for Breckinridge.
  • On June 7, 1865, Breckinridge and a group of confederate fugitives highjacked a large boat and sailed it to Cuba to escape federal authorities.