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Amos P. Catlin


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1852 Whig SD-11 0 Win
11-04-1856 Know Nothing AD-09 0 Win
03-21-1872 Republican SBOE1 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born:  January 25, 1823 in Red Hook, New York
Married: Ruth Anne Coningham Donaldson (m. 1860, d. 1878)
Died: November 5, 1900 in Sacramento, California

1875: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost)
1891-1897: Judge, Sacramento County Superior Court
1896: Candidate for Sacramento County Superior Court (Lost)

  • The Legislator who was widely credited with establishing Sacramento as the State Capital.
  • PLACENAME: Amos P. Catlin Park, located in Folsom, was named for the legislator and BOE member.
  • NOTABLE ATTORNEY: Oscar T. Shuck's first edition of The Bench and Bar of California (1887) uses twelve of the thirteen chapters to relate the biography of a notable California attorney. Catlin is one of the twelve. 

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)