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Elisha O. Crosby


Date Party Office Votes Result
06-03-1849 Nonpartisan Delegate 0 Win
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan SD-Sacramento 2608 Win
10-07-1850 Democratic SD-14 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Elisha Oscar Crosby
Born: July 18, 1818 in Ithaca, New York
Died: June 20, 1895 in Alameda, CA

1849: Delegate, First California Constitutional Convention (representing Sacramento District)
1849: Election Prefect (elections monitor) for the first California election
1849: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 5 to 8)
Later: U.S. Minister to Guatemala
Later: Justice of the Peace, Alameda County

Source: California Blue Book (1924)
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis
Source: Governmental Roster, 1889. State and County Governments of California by W. C. Hendricks
Source: "The Names of the President and Senators of the First Senate of the State of California. Convened at the Capitol of San Jose, December the 15th, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Nine." (1849)