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William W. Stow


Date Party Office Votes Result
10-08-1853 Whig AD-04 0 Win
09-06-1854 Whig AD-03 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 13, 1824 in Binghamton, New York
Married: Ann Eliza Patterson
Children: Sherman P., Catharine H. Cook, Maria, Vanderlyn "Lena", William W. Jr., and Nellie
Family: Grandfather of Edgar W. Stow
Died: 1895 in San Francisco, CA

1855: Speaker, California State Assembly
1856: [Know Nothing] Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost)
1870-1893: Confidential Attorney, Southern Pacific Railway Company
1889-1893: Member, Golden Gate Park Board

  • PLACENAME: Stow Lake (in San Francisco) is named for Speaker Stow.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Stow had six children.