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Sherman Day


Date Party Office Votes Result
10-08-1853 Whig Superintendent of Public Instruction 35465 Loss
09-06-1854 Democratic SD-04 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: February 11, 1806 in New Haven, Connecticut
Married: Elizabeth Ann King (m. 1832)
Children: Harriet K., Roger S., Martha E., Jane O., Clinton, and Mary
Family: Son of Jeremiah Day (President of Yale University; 1817 to 1846)
Family: Grandson of Roger Sherman (who helped write both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution)
Died: December 14, 1884 in Berkeley, CA

  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Day had six children.

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