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Lewis F. Byington


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-04-1877 Democratic AD-24 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1821 in Connecticut
Married: Catherine Alice Freehill
Children: William H., Mary J. Ford, and Lewis F.
Family: See note below.
Died: June 30, 1886 in San Francisco, CA

Previous: Sheriff, Sierra County
Previous: Member, Sierra County Board of Supervisors

  • His son, Lewis Francis Byington served as San Francisco County District Attorney (1900-1905)
  • His daughter Mary married Tirey Ford, who served as State Senator (1893-1896) and Attorney General (1899-1902).

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Pen Portraits Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives