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Caius T. Ryland


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-06-1854 Democratic AD-04 0 Win
09-04-1867 Democratic AD-07 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Caius Tacitus Ryland
Born: June 30, 1826 in Howard County, Missouri
Married: Martha Letitia Burnett
Children: Ada C., Romie, John W., Mary N., Frank, Joseph, Hattie C., Charles B., Caius T. II, Mattie and Dwight
Family: Son-in-law of Governor Peter Burnett
Died: December 5, 1897 in San Jose, CA

1849-1850: Private Secretary, Governor Peter H. Burnett
1867-1868: Speaker, California State Assembly


  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Ryland had eleven children.
  • His siblings were named Erasmus, Xenophon, Manville.


Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Anthropographic Chart of the 17th Session of the Legislature... (Sacramento; Russell & Winterburn's, 1867)