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Timothy G. Phelps

Republican

Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1856 Republican AD-05 0 Win
09-02-1857 Republican SD-05 0 Win
09-07-1859 Republican SD-05 0 Win
09-04-1861 Independent CD-AL 51651 Win
09-04-1867 Union CD-01 13989 Loss
09-07-1875 Republican Governor 31322 Loss
09-03-1879 Republican RC-02 18033 Loss
11-06-1888 Republican CD-05 20225 Loss
11-06-1894 Republican AD-52 0 Win
Website: bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000300
 

Candidate Biography:

Timothy Guy Phelps
Born: December 20, 1824 in Oxford, New York
Married: Sophronia J. Jewell, Josephine A. McLean
Died: May 30, 1899 near San Carlos, CA

1854: Candidate for Assembly (Lost)
1856: Member, San Mateo County Grand Jury (first in the county)
1859: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 3 to 25)
1860: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 1 to 27)
1865-1868: President, Southern Pacific Railroad
1870-1872: Customs Collector for the Port of San Francisco
1890-189?: Customs Collector for the Port of San Francisco

  • LEGISLATION: Phelps introduced the legislation (1857) that created the County of San Mateo.
  • BioGuide reported that his death was on June 11. The "History of San Mateo County (1916)" reported that it was May 30th. 
  • Phelps Street in San Francisco is named for this individual. [Source: The Beginnings of San Francisco by Zoeth Skinner Eldredge (1912). Online at sfgenealogy.com]

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]
Source: The Beginnings of San Francisco by Zoeth Skinner Eldredge (1912). Online at sfgenealogy.com

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