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James McMillan Shafter


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1860 Republican SD-05 0 Win
09-02-1863 Union SD-08 0 Win
11-07-1882 Prohibition CD-01 580 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 27, 1816 in Vermont
Died: August 29, 1892 in San Francisco, CA

1841: Representative, Vermont State Legislature
1842-1849: Secretary of State [Vermont]
1850-1856: Secretary of State [Wisconsin]
1851: Assemblyman, Wisconsin State Legislature
1851: Speaker, Wisconsin State Assembly
1852: Candidate for Congress [Wisconsin] (Lost)
1855: Nominated to be Judge of a District Court of Wisconsin (declined)
1862: President pro Tempore, California State Senate
1879: Delegate, Second Constitutional Convention (Sacramento)
1889-1890: Judge, San Francisco Superior Court

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)

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