J. W. FreemanDemocratic
Born: 1830 in Virginia
1864: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 3 to 30)
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Slavery): Freeman was one of 4 State Senators (and 15 Legislators overall) who voted against SJR 1 (1865), adopting the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which officially ended slavery in the United States.
- Freeman was the first State Senator to represent Kern County after it's incorporation.
Source: Anthropographic Chart of the 17th Session of the Legislature... (Sacramento; Russell & Winterburn's, 1867)