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James T. Farley


Picture of James T. Farley
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
09-06-1854 Whig AD-19 0 Win
09-05-1855 Know Nothing AD-19 0 Win
11-03-1868 Democratic SD-14 0 Win
09-02-1873 Democratic SD-14 0 Win
09-07-1875 Democratic SD-16 0 Win
12-19-1877 Democratic Senate3 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 6, 1829 in Albemarle County, Virginia
Married: Flora Forester Phelps
Family: Son-in-law of J. B. Phelps
Died: January 22, 1886 in Jackson, CA

1856: Speaker, California State Assembly
1871-1872: President pro Tempore, California State Senate

  • NOTABLE HISTORY: One of only three people to ever serve as the leader of both houses of the Legislature. The others were Ransom Burnell and Toni G. Atkins.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []
Source: Legislative Guide... of all the State Officers and Members of the Legislature... by Kean & Dudley (H.S. Crocker and Co., 1871)