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Samuel W. Backus


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-04-1877 Republican AD-13 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Samuel Woolsey Backus
Born: November 6, 1844 in Pine Plains, New York
Married: Nell Grant Sanborn
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died: April 10, 1930 in San Francisco, CA

1880-1882: Adjutant General of California
1882-1886: Postmaster of San Francisco
1890-1894: Postmaster of San Francisco

  • High Rank: Brigadier General (California State Militia)

Source: California Blue Book (1913-15)
Source: Pen Portraits Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)