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Benjamin F. Keene


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1851 Democratic SD-12 0 Win
11-02-1852 Democratic SD-12 0 Win
10-08-1853 Democratic SD-12 0 Win
09-06-1854 Democratic SD-18 0 Win
09-05-1855 Democratic Treasurer 46941 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Benjamin Franklin Keene [according to]
Born: September 1, 1813 in Georgia
Died: September 14, 1856 in Placerville, CA

Benjamin Franklin Keene [according to]
Born: September 1, 1809 in Lynn, Massachusetts
Died: September 5, 1856 in El Dorado Co., CA

1853-1854: President pro Tempore, California State Senate
1855: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 14 to 15)
1850s: Founder, California Medical Association

  • LEGISLATION: Author of a Senate bill (Chapter 64, Stats of 1852) authorizing the Governor to procure suitable blocks of California marble for use in the construction of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

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