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Charles H. Gough


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

Candidate Biography:

Charles Hays Gough
Born: 1828 in Southampton, Maryland
Died: July 25, 1895 in San Francisco, CA

1853: Delegate, Whig Party State Convention
1854: Alderman, City and County of San Francisco
1855: Member, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors
1856-1857: Chairman, San Francisco Land Commission (which laid out the Western Addition)

  • "In 1850 he sold milk for J. W. Harlan, at four dollars a gallon, carrying it on horseback in two two and a half gallon cans, one swung on each side of the saddle pommel." [Source: The Beginnings of San Francisco by Zoeth Skinner Eldredge (1912). Online at
  • PLACENAME: Gough Street in San Francisco is named for this individual. [Source: The Beginnings of San Francisco by Zoeth Skinner Eldredge (1912). Online at]

Source: "Pen Portraits" Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives