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J. L. C. Irwin


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1914 Democratic SD-32 18571 Win
11-05-1918 Democratic SD-32 20544 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Leatherman Cochran Irwin
Born: February 19, 1871 in Tecumseh, Nebraska
Married: Elizabeth Jones
Child: J. Donovan Irwin
Died: May 3, 1933 in Fresno, CA

1907-1915: District Attorney, Kings County
Previous: City Attorney, City of Hanford

  • Allensworth: The town of Allensworth (in Tulare County) was the first in California to be founded, financed, and governed by African-Americans. During it's peak years (from the founding in 1908 until 1915), it was represented in the State Assembly by George Washington Wyllie (1908-1914) and Fred Carroll Scott (1915-1916) and in the State Senate by Edward O. Miller (1907-1910), Elwood O. Larkins (1911-1914), and J. L. C. Irwin (1915-1922).
  • OUCH: Died in 1933 after being hit by a passing vehicle while getting out of his vehicle to inspect the damage to his car from minor accident moments before. (Source: FindAGrave)

Source: California Blue Book (1913-15)