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Moses M. Drew


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1879 Republican SBOE2 18343 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 15, 1830 in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Married: Mrs. H. E. Moody (in 1902)

1851-1858: Prospector/Miner in Sacramento, Sierra and Placer Counties
1875-1877: Sheriff, Sacramento County
1881: Resigned from the Board of Equalization after being appointed U.S. Marshall
1882-1886: U.S. Marshal, District of California
1886-1890s: Sheriff, Sacramento County
1890s: Captain of the Guard, San Quentin State Prison
1894: Police Chief, City of Sacramento

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: An Illustrated History of Sacramento County, California by Winfield J. Davis. Lewis Publishing Company. 1890. Pages 668-669. Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor. (online at:

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