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Charles S. McKelvey


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1894 Republican AD-76 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Charles Sumner McKelvey
Born: February 19, 1859 in Sparta, Illinois
Married: Elizabeth G.
Children: Three daughters
Military Service: California National Guard
Died: September 13, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA

1890s-1902: President, California-Nevada Mining Company
1901-1937: Attorney in Los Angeles

  • LEGAL TROUBLES: In 1903, McKelvey was found guilty of mail fraud and bribery in a case stemming from a lawsuit filed by McKelvey on "behalf of a lewd woman when he should have known as an attorney that there could be no true cause of action stated when such a woman is involved; that there is no such thing as assault by consent". McKelvey was fined $2500 and disbarred.

source: "Stiff Dose for Blackmailers", Los Angeles Times, September 8, 1915, p. II5.