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Prescott F. Cogswell


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1906 Republican AD-68 2266 Win
11-03-1908 Republican AD-68 3146 Win
11-08-1910 Republican AD-68 4293 Win
11-05-1912 Republican SD-33 8355 Win
11-07-1916 Progressive (Bull Moose) SD-33 11398 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Prescott Franklin Cogswell
Born: October 23, 1859 in Thamesford, Ontario, Canada
Married: Jane Belcher (m. 1885, d. 1898), Isabel Adams (in 1925)
Children: Frederick A., Harold G., Irene, Prescott E. and Horatio A.
Died: January 15, 1960 in California

1901-1916: Secretary, El Monte Union High School District Board
1918-1926: Member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (8 years)

  • PLACENAME: It appears likely that Cogswell Dam on the San Gabriel River [in Los Angeles County] (and resulting Cogswell Reservoir) are named for the State Senator and County Supervisor.

Source: California Blue Book (1907), (1909), (1911)
Source: SUPERVISOR PRESCOTT F. COGSWELL by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors [online]