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William B. May


Date Party Office Votes Result
10-08-1853 Democratic SD-22 0 Win
09-04-1877 Republican AD-10 0 Win
09-03-1879 Republican AD-10 0 Win
11-02-1880 Republican AD-10 0 Win
11-07-1882 Republican AD-10 0 Win
11-04-1884 Republican AD-33 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Boardman May (or)
William Broadman May
Born: August 26, 1825 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Married: Elizabeth Bostwick
Died: March 15, 1913 in San Francisco, CA

  • May was the first Assemblymember to represent AD-33.
  • May was the first State Senator to represent Humboldt County after it's incorporation.

Source: "Pen Portraits" Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives