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William James Costar

Republican

Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1906 Republican AD-07 2824 Win
11-03-1908 Republican AD-07 3020 Win
Website: www.findagrave.com/memorial/93209283/william-james-costar
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 26, 1859 in Dubuque, Iowa
Married: Helen Stever Camper
Child: William James Jr.
Died: November 9, 1932 in Chico, CA

  • He came to California with his parents by ox-team when he was only four years of age.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of ACA 14 (1909), which became Proposition 14 (1910), adding the right to fish to the State Constitution (Section 25, Article I). In 1910, he was a Proponent listed on the ballot argument in favor of Proposition 14 (which passed).

Source: California Blue Book (1907)
Source: California Blue Book (1909)