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Pacificus Ord


Date Party Office Votes Result
08-01-1849 Nonpartisan Delegate 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 16, 1816 in Georgetown, DC
Married: Mary Pogue
Children: Maria Louisa, Joseph Pacificus, Mary Elizabeth, and George Lee
Family: Brother of W. M. Ord
Died: May 11, 1900 in Washinton, DC

Previous: Justice of the California Territorial Supreme Court
1855-1859: U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California

  • BIG SHOES TO FILL: Although Ord was a prominent Californian, and served as a member of the Constitutional Convention that met in Monterey, Fort Ord (a military base near Monterey) was actually named for his father, Edward Ord, who had a long military career including service in the Seminole War, the Indian Wars, and the Civil War. Notable people including Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Joe DiMaggio, Leonard Nimoy, and Clint Eastwood all served at Fort Ord.
  • Pacificus had brothers named Placidus, Septimus, and William Marcellus.