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J. C. Sargent


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-04-1861 Republican AD-23 0 Win
09-03-1862 Union AD-23 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Joshua Colomore Sargent
Born: May 6, 1823 in Warner, New Hampshire
Married: Judith J. and Charlotte A.
Children: Martha Lottie and Ruth Isabel
Died: December 7, 1885 in San Francisco, CA

1863-1865: Superintendent, State Reform School [Marysville]

  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 446 (Chapter 347, Statutes of 1862) to establish and maintain a State Normal School (later the California State Colleges and finally the California State University). The law, approved by Governor Stanford on May 2, 1862, gave a newly appointed Board of Trustees until June 1, 1862 to arrange for the opening of the Normal School and declared that females over fifteen years of age and males over age 18 were entitled to admission.


Source: "STATE REFORM SCHOOL," Marysville Daily Appeal, Volume VII, Number 135, 9 June 1863