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Horace W. Carpentier


Date Party Office Votes Result
02-02-1850 Nonpartisan SD-San Francisco 526 Loss
10-07-1850 Democratic SD-05 0 Loss
11-02-1852 Democratic AD-05 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Horace Walpole Carpentier
Born: July 1824 in Galway, New York

1852: The Assembly passed a resolution on March 12 declaring Carpentier's seat vacant.
1854-1855: Mayor, City of Oakland
1859: Pall Bearer, Funeral of US Senator David C. Broderick

  • LEGISLATION: As one of three primary land-owners, Carpentier was a strong proponent of the effort to make Oakland a city, which the Legislature approved in 1852.
  • LEGISLATION: Working with Assemblyman Henry C. Smith, Carpentier helped push the bill which created Alameda County in 1853. 
  • "Carpentier eventually became the largest single land holder in the state." [Source]