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George S. Evans

Union Democratic

Date Party Office Votes Result
09-04-1861 Union Democratic Clerk of the Supreme Court 36487 Loss
09-02-1863 Union SD-12 0 Win
09-05-1865 Union SD-12 0 Win
09-06-1871 Republican SD-11 0 Win
09-02-1873 Republican SD-11 0 Win
09-07-1875 Republican SD-16 0 Win
09-04-1877 Republican SD-16 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

George Spafford Evans
Born: August 8, 1826 in Tecumsah, Michigan Territory
Children: Six
Military Service: Texas Rangers (Mexican-American War), ARMY (Civil War)
Died: September 17, 1883 in San Francisco, CA

1850s: Minute Clerk, California State Senate
1851-1852: Adjutant General, California National Guard
1857: Secretary of the Senate, California State Senate
1860s: Member, Sonora Common Council
1860s: County Clerk, Sonoma County
1864-1868: Adjutant General of California
1869: Member, Stockton City Council
1870: Mayor, City of Stockton
1874: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 18 to 22)
1878: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 12 to 28)

  • High Rank: brevet Brigadier-General (United States Army), Brigadier General (California State Militia)
  • A very compelling biography (including his journey to California) can be found in "Pen Portraits", from which much of this information was retreived. Absolutely worth the time to read it.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Evans had six children.
  • His brother Samuel B. Evans was killed at the Alamo.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Evans established the U.S. Army's Fort Independence in Inyo County in 1862.

Source: California Blue Book (1913-15)
Source: Forts of the West by Robert W. Frazer (1965)
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Pen Portraits Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)
Source: Legislative Guide... of all the State Officers and Members of the Legislature... by Kean & Dudley (H.S. Crocker and Co., 1871)
Source: A History of Tuolumne County California published by B. F. Alley (1882; Reprinted in 1973)

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