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William T. Lewis


Date Party Office Votes Result
12-05-1857 Democratic SD-19 0 Win
09-04-1861 Union Democratic SD-13 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Terrill Lewis
Born: September 6, 1829 in Woodville, Mississippi
Married: Isabella Welsh (m. 1871)
Children: Five
Died: April 20, 1887 in San Andreas, CA

1862: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 1 to 25)
Later: District Attorney, Calaveras County (15 years)


  • Died of "cancer of the tongue"


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