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Presley Dunlap


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-02-1863 Democratic Surveyor General 43760 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 10, 1817 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Married: Sarah E. Madeley (in 1860)
Child: One daughter
Died: September 23, 1883 in Sacramento, CA

1840-1846: Deputy Clerk of the United States District Court for Des Moines County [Iowa]
1842-1844: County Clerk of Des Moines County [Iowa]
1844-1846: County Recorder of Des Moines County [Iowa]
1849: Deputy Sheriff, Sacramento District Sheriff
1849-1850: Clerk of the Court of First Instance in Civil Cases for Sacramento District
1850-1852: County Clerk, Sacramento County
1857-1858: Recorder, City of Sacramento
1879: Delegate, Second Constitutional Convention (Sacramento)

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)