Horace W. CarpentierDemocratic
Horace Walpole Carpentier
Born: July 1824 in Galway, New York
1854-1855: Mayor, City of Oakland
1852: The Assembly passed a resolution on March 12 declaring Carpentier's seat vacant.
- 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]