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W. Z. Angney


Picture of W. Z. Angney
History of Santa Clara County by J.P. Munro-Fraser
Date Party Office Votes Result
09-04-1867 Democratic AD-07 0 Win
07-11-1870 Democratic SBOE2 0 Win
09-07-1875 Independent Democratic SD-07 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 3, 1818 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Married: ????? (in 1850), Miss Witham (in 1863)
Children: Annie
Died (in office): January 28, 1878 in Gilroy, CA

1912: Delegate from New Mexico (to lobby Washington in favor of the admission into statehood)

  • Angney died while at home during a recess from the State Senate. 
  • "A Republican friend says of the deceased, that he was as good a man as ever entered the Legislative halls of California; and far too honorable a gentleman, in these degenerate days, for death to snatch from the Senate of the Golden State." - "Pen Portraits" by R.R. Parkinson
  • INTERESTING: "After the death of our subject the following verse was found in his pocket:
    "We die not all, for our deeds remain,
    To crown with honor or mar with stain.
    Through endless sequence of years to come,
    Our lives shall speak, though our lips are dumb."
    Source: History of Santa Clara County by J. P. Munro-Fraser (1881)

Source: California Blue Book (1911), (1913-15)
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)
Source: "Pen Portraits" Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives