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Pio Pico


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Candidate Biography:

Pio de Jesus Pico
Born: May 5, 1801 at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, Alta California, Viceroyalty of New Spain [now California]
Married: María Ignacia Alvarado (m. 1834)
Family: Brother of Andres Pico and Brother-in-law of José Antonio de la Guerra y Noriega and Jose Antonio Carrillo
Died: September 11, 1894 in Los Angeles, CA

1832-1833: Governor of Alta California [Mexico]
1834: Candidate for Alcalde (Mayor) of San Diego (Lost)
1845-1846: Governor of Alta California [Mexico]
1853: Candidate for Los Angeles Common Council (Won, but did not serve)

  • PLACENAME: Pico's house (Casa de Pico) is now part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Monument.
  • PLACENAME: Pío Pico State Historic Park is also named for him.