William Wirt PendegastDemocratic
Born: February 8, 1842 in Monroe County, Kentucky
Married: Henrietta Wood, Lou Boggs
Died: February 29, 1876 in Santa Rosa, CA
1872: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 1 to 21)
- Youngest: Elected to the State Senate at age 26.
- Pendegast is best remembered for acting as defense attorney when the famous photographer Eadweard Muybridge was on trial for the murder of Harry Larkyns in 1874. Muybridge was acquitted.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Legislative Guide... of all the State Officers and Members of the Legislature... by Kean & Dudley (H.S. Crocker and Co.; 1871)