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Legislators Needing Birth/Death Dates Researched

Of the 4444 people who have served in California's state legislature since 1849, we lack even the most basic biographic information on just about half. We're in the process of reviewing the information already collected and making sure that JoinCalifornia and the other databases we use contain matching information and are as complete as possible.

In 2019, we had a project to identify additional information about the early state legislators. After several months, the final status is that there are 415 legislators for whom we have no information other than the basics (name, county represented, political party, and year served). There are another 1,224 legislators for whom some information is known (for example, a birthdate or a deathdate). Finally, there are just over 2,800 for whom this information is known.

 

  1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s Remaining   Completed
2/19 635 557 277 446 352 291 225 126 19 1 1 2928 1515
2/25 623 548 272 444 344 285 225 119 14 0 0 2874 1569
3/4 611 546 259 436 344 285 225 73 9 0 0 2788 1655
3/11 611 546 259 436 344 249 153 71 5 0 0 2674 1769
 --------------Number of legislators in each decade with zero or very limited biographic information. Zero Info Partial Completed
3/11 611 546 259 436 344 249 153 71 5 0 0 1419
1255 1769
3/18 610 545 259 435 336 240 106 71 5 0 0 1399 1208 1838
3/25 608 537 257 331 335 238 106 71 5 0 0 1383 1103 1959
4/1 563 537 257 331 335 238 105 71 5 0 0 1383 1057 2004
4/8 552 537 253 331 335 238 105 71 5 0 0 1380 1043 2021
4/15 550 537 187 328 334 238 105 71 4 0 0 1375 978 2091
4/22 539 532 149 325 332 238 104 71 2
0 0 1351 941 2152
4/29 536 525 147 280
328 236 103 69
0
0 0 1271 953 2221
5/6 530 522 147 233
325 235 102 69
0
0 0 1184 979 2282
5/13 527 522 147 233
288 234 102 69
0
0 0 1126 996 2324
5/20 523 517 147 233
229 232 101 69
0
0 0 909 1124
2411
5/28 521 516 146 233
225 231 100 68
0
0 0 612
1408
2424
6/3 417
460
86 179
174
222 81
54
0
0 0 441
1212
2791
6/10 415
459
86 177
150
219 80
53
0
0 0 416
1223
2805
6/17 415
459
86 177
150
219 80
53
0
0 0 415
1224
2805
11/15 415
459
86 177
150
219 80
53
0
0 0 415
1224
2806
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