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J. W. Freeman


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1862 Breckinridge Democratic AD-04 0 Win
09-02-1863 Democratic SD-04 0 Win
09-05-1865 Democratic SD-04 0 Win
09-04-1867 Democratic SD-04 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

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 its incorporation.

Source: Anthropographic Chart of the 17th Session of the Legislature... (Sacramento; Russell & Winterburn's, 1867)