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Antonio F. Coronel


Picture of Antonio F. Coronel
CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
09-04-1867 Democratic Treasurer 48147 Win
09-06-1871 Democratic Treasurer 57515 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Antonio Franco Coronel
Born: October 21, 1817 in Mexico City, Viceroyalty of New Spain, Spanish Empire [now Mexico]
Married: Mariana Williamson (m. 1873)
Family: Brother of Manuel F. Coronel and cousin of Agustin Olvera
Military Service: Mexican Army (Mexican-American War)
Died: April 17, 1894 in Los Angeles, CA

1838-1843: Assistant Secretary of Tribunals, Pueblo de Los Angeles
1843-1846: Justices of Peace (Mayor), City of Los Angeles
1850-1856: Assessor, Los Angeles County
1853-1854: Mayor, City of Los Angeles
1854-1867: Member, Los Angeles City Council

  • Coronel's father, Ygnacio Coronel, was a major player in the early years of Los Angeles. In addition to serving as a City Councilmember (1851-1852, 1852-1853), Election Inspector, City Assessor, Police Commissioner, Coronel established the first school in Los Angeles (and taught there from 1844 and 1856).
  • IN MEMORY: "As, in the flight of time, he recedes gradually into the distance of the past, he will, I imagine... become more and more a striking figure in the annals of the times in which he lived." (Los Angeles Herald)
  • LAST WORDS: Coronel's last words were "Querida! Ya me voy!" [Dearest, I am going!]

Source: Anthropographic Chart of the 17th Session of the Legislature... (Sacramento; Russell & Winterburn's, 1867)
Source: "Antonio F. Coronel" by H. D. Barrows (Los Angeles Herald, Volume 42, Number 60, 10 June 1894)
Source: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors biography (accessed 10/20/2015)