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Henry C. Dibble


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1888 Republican AD-41 0 Win
11-04-1890 Republican AD-41 0 Win
11-03-1896 Republican AD-41 0 Win
11-08-1898 Republican AD-41 2016 Win
11-06-1900 Republican AD-41 1613 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Henry Clay Dibble
Born: November 8, 1844 in Delphi, Indiana
Married: Caroline W.
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died: June 13, 1910 in San Francisco, CA

Previous: Judge, 8th District Court of New Orleans [Louisiana]
Previous: Assistant Attorney General, State of Louisiana
1885-1886: Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of California (under Samuel G. Hilborn)

  • OUCH: Dibble lost a leg in fighting at Port Hudson, Louisiana in June 1863.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Dibble Act, also known as the Dibble Civil Rights Act (Chapt. 108, Stats of 1897) which established that "all citizens within the jurisdiction of this State shall be entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of inns, restaurants, hotels, eating-houses, barber-shops, bath-houses, theaters, skating-rinks, and all other places of public accommodation or amusement."