JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Elections by Decade Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Closest Contests Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2026 PREVIEW 2024 General 2024 CD-20 Special 2023 US Senate Appt 2022 General Prior 2020s Elections Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search CA Constitution CA in Congress Line of Succession Highest Ranking SCOTUS Cases

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Sumner Crosby


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1910 Republican AD-47 1874 Win
11-05-1912 Republican SD-09 5269 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: November 12, 1878 in Boston, Massachusetts
Married: Idaline Hooper (m. 1901), Sophy Wheeler (d. 1928)
Died: August 21, 1954 in Los Angeles Co., CA

1909-1911: Member, Alameda City Council
1932: Primary Candidate for CD-19 (Lost)

  • Recall: Crosby was one of 10 State Assemblymen (and 14 Legislators overall) who voted against SCA 23 (1911), which gave California voters the ability to recall statewide and legislative elected officials.
  • In 1912, Crosby was a sitting member of the State Assembly representing Alameda County and running for SD-9 (which included just Contra Costa and Marin counties). In 1932, he ran for Congressional District 19 (which included Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. In the 1911 California Blue Book, he claimed to have been born in San Francisco.
  • Mrs. Crosby had filed for divorce in July 1927 and moved to France. When Crosby followed her there to complete arrangements for their divorce, she was discovered poisoned on the floor of his hotel room in Paris. [Source: American's Burial Held Up in Paris" by the AP, San Bernardino Sun (3/11/1928)

Source: California Blue Book (1911)