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G. J. Carpenter


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1856 Democratic SD-18 0 Win
09-07-1875 Democratic AD-23 0 Win
09-05-1876 Democratic CD-02 15916 Loss
09-03-1879 Democratic RC-01 14526 Loss
11-07-1882 Democratic RC-01 31481 Win

Candidate Biography:

Gideon Judd Carpenter
Born: May 4, 1823 in Harford, Pennsylvania
Married: Mary A. Whitney
Children: Prentiss, Galusha, and Mollie
Family: Brother of Cyrus C. Carpenter (see note below)
Died: May 6, 1910 in Placerville, CA

1860s: County Clerk, El Dorado County
1860s: District Attorney, El Dorado County
1875-1876: Speaker, California State Assembly
1878-1880: Supreme Court Reporter

  • Family: Carpenter's brother Cyrus was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives (1858-1860, 1884-1886), Governor of Iowa (1872-1876) and Member of Congress from Iowa (1879-1883).

Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: "Rounds Family Tree" at Rootsweb (

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