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Henry C. Gesford


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1879 Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction 31627 Loss
11-02-1886 Democratic SD-09 0 Win
11-08-1892 Democratic SD-07 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Henry Clay Gesford
Born: June 19, 1856 near St. Helena, CA
Married: Mollie Caroline Bullock (m. 1882)
Child: Maidie Louise Jones
Died: February 5, 1938 in San Francisco, CA

1877-1880s: Superintendent of Schools, Napa County
1890-1902: District Attorney, Napa County
1895: Appointed Insurance Commmissioner
1902-1920s: Judge, Napa County Superior Court

  • In 1895, following the end of Stephen M. White's term as U.S. Senator, Gesford was a nominee to take that seat. He received ten votes in the first round of voting (top candidate) and 19 votes in the second (tied for third place). No candidate having been selected, the seat remained empty from March 1899 to February 1900.

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