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William H. Parks


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-01-1858 Democratic SD-15 0 Win
11-06-1860 Douglas Democratic SD-15 0 Win
09-03-1862 Union SD-23 0 Win
09-04-1867 Union Secretary of State 41663 Loss
11-02-1880 Republican AD-25 0 Win
11-04-1884 Republican AD-13 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 30, 1824 in Lake Co., Ohio
Married: Annie Wilson (m. 1866)
Children:  George Fredric, William Henry, and Emily Hapgood Parks Redington
Died: July 23, 1887 in Marysville, CA

1862: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 1 to 25)
1860s: Provost Marshal of the Northern District of California.
1881: Speaker, California State Assembly
1885-1886: Speaker, California State Assembly

  • Parks is one of two Assemblymembers to serve two separate times as Speaker of the Assembly, serving as the 24th Speaker (1881) and 26th Speaker (1885-1886). The other was Frank L. Coombs.

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