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William Frederick Prisk


Picture of William Frederick Prisk
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1896 Democratic SD-03 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 2, 1870 in Grass Valley, CA
Died: December 1962

1889-1891: Publisher, Grass Valley Evening Telegraph (at age 17)
1893-1890s: Editor & Publisher, The Grass Valley Union
1906: Purchased the Pasadena Star and the Long Beach Press and consolidated the papers into one.
1912-1952: Editor & Publisher, Long Beach Press-Telegram

  • Author of 1895 Pictorial History of Nevada County, California
  • Prisk was the youngest member of the State Senate in 1896 at age 26.
  • PLACENAME: William F. Prisk Elementary School (Home of the "Pioneers") is located in Long Beach.