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James E. Murphy


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1868 Democratic AD-27 0 Win
09-02-1873 Democratic AD-27 0 Win
09-07-1875 Democratic AD-27 0 Win
09-04-1877 Democratic AD-27 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1845 in Maine

Previous: District Attorney, Del Norte County
1876-1878: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly
1879: Delegate, Second Constitutional Convention (Sacramento)

  • His biography in 1876 says that he was the "youngest member who has served before in the Legislature"
  • Murphy is the only Assemblymember to represent a county when it was being dissolved. Klamath County, represented in the Senate by John J. De Haven, was dissolved in 1874.

Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)
Source: "Pen Portraits" Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives