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Henry Edgerton


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-07-1859 Anti-Lecompton Democratic SD-10 0 Win
11-06-1860 Douglas Democratic SD-10 0 Win
09-04-1861 Independent CD-AL 35449 Loss
09-02-1873 Independent SD-16 0 Win
09-07-1875 Independent SD-18 0 Win
11-07-1882 Republican CD-AL 73454 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: November 14, 1830 in Windsor, Vermont
Married: Frances E. Brown (m. 1860s, div. 1878), Virginia E. Taylor (m. 1881)
Died: November 3, 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)