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David McClure


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1880 Republican AD-10 0 Win
11-07-1882 Republican SD-10 0 Win
11-04-1884 Republican SD-10 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 10, 1842 in Martinsville, Illinois
Died: December 8, 1888 in San Francisco, CA

Previous: Pony Express Rider, U.S. Postal Service
1883: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 9 to 26)

  • LEGISLATION: Author of the McClure Charter for San Francisco (Stat. 1880, p. 414), which would have been a special charter for the city, but was not adopted by voters.
  • McClure's father was a Whig Member of the Illinois Legislature in 1855.

Source: "The Legislature." Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 1 January 1883, Page 12.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)