Born: 1832 in New York
Died: November 4, 1887 in San Francisco, CA
1850s: District Attorney, Napa County
1879: Member, Second Constitutional Convention (Sacramento)
1880: U.S. Presidential Elector
1882-1884: Trustee, California State Library
1884: U.S. Presidential Elector
1886-1887: Trustee, California State Library
- Edgerton was the judge who presided over the trail of Ned McGowan for the killing of James King of William.
- LEGISLATION: During the 1879 Convention, it was Delegate Edgerton who introduced the amendment to maintain Sacramento as the seat of government for California.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)