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John J. De Haven


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1868 Republican AD-27 0 Win
09-06-1871 Republican SD-27 0 Win
11-07-1882 Republican CD-03 19473 Loss
11-06-1888 Republican CD-01 19345 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Jefferson De Haven
Born: March 12, 1849 in St. Joseph, Missouri
Married: Zeruiah Jane Ball (in 1872)
Children: Sadie and John J. Jr.
Died: January 26, 1913 in Yountville, CA

1867: District Attorney, Humboldt County
1878-1880: City Attorney, City of Eureka
1884-1889: Justice, Humboldt County Superior Court
1890: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on October 1.
1891-1895: Justice, California Supreme Court
1897-1913: Justice, United States District Court for the Northern District of California

  • De Haven is the only State Senator to represent a county when it was being dissolved. Klamath County, represented in the Assembly by James E. Murphy, was dissolved in 1874.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []