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Asa Ellis


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-04-1867 Democratic AD-02 0 Win
09-06-1871 Democratic AD-02 0 Win
09-04-1877 Democratic AD-02 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 6, 1817 in St. Louis, Missouri
Married: Elizabeth Savannah Bean (m. 1858), Mary F. Wimberly
Children: William D., Elizabeth, Octavia, Asa C., Frank, Mary F., F. E. P., Charles H., Luta T., and Lilliebeth W.
Died: August 20, 1890 in Fresno, CA

Previous: Member, University of Missouri Board of Regents (six years)
Previous: Member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
1883-1885: County Tax Collector, Los Angeles County
1885-188?: Collector of Internal Revenue at San Francisco

  • In 1878, Frank was an Assembly Assistant Enrolling Clerk and Charlie was a Page in the Senate.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Ellis had ten children.

Source: Legislative Guide... of all the State Officers and Members of the Legislature... by Kean & Dudley (H.S. Crocker and Co.; 1871)
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: "Pen Portraits" Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives