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John C. Coleman


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-04-1877 Democratic SD-24 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Crisp Coleman
Born: August 9, 1823 in Walton, Suffolk, England
Married: Mary Lucretia Bush (d. 1868), Persis H. Sibley (m. 1870)
Children: Mary, Florence, George, Harriett, Frances, John C., Persis, Waldo, Sara, and Janet.
Died: March 19, 1919 in San Francisco, CA

1874-1884: President, Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad


  • Coleman and his brother were the original stockholders in the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., the Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and the North Pacific Coast Railroad
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Coleman had ten children


Source: "Pen Portraits" Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives