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William S. Rosecrans


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1880 Democratic CD-01 21005 Win
11-07-1882 Democratic CD-01 22733 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Starke Rosecrans
Born: September 6, 1819 in Kingston Township, Ohio
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican-American War, Civil War)
Died: March 11, 1898 in Redondo Junction, CA

1961?: Volunteer Aide-de-camp, General George B. McClellan
1868-1869: U.S. Minister to Mexico
1884-1885: Regent of the California State University
1885-1893: Register of the Treasury

  • PLACENAME: Fort Rosecrans (in San Diego County) is named for General Rosecrans. Its construction began in 1873 and it was later transferred to the Navy in 1959. The base was redesignated "Naval Submarine Base San Diego" in 1981 and "Naval Base Point Loma" in 1998.
  • High Rank: Major General (United States Army)

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []