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George W. Burbank


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-07-1875 Republican AD-15 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

George Walton Burbank
Born: November 17, 1829 in Lancaster, Massachusetts
Married: Apphia R. Blake (m. 1863, d. 1896), Margaret L. McCullough (m. 1898)
Child: George W. Jr.
Family: Brother of famed botanist Luther A. Burbank
Died: March 15, 1901 in Tomales, CA

Previous: Member, Marin County Board of Supervisors

  • YOUNGER BROTHER: According to Wikipedia, George's younger brother Luther Burbank developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants including the white blackberry and Russet Burbank potato (now the most widely grown potato in North America) which is ideally suited for baking, mashing, and making french fries and chips. Luther has one school district (San Jose), one high school (Sacramento), one middle school (Highland Park), and four elementary schools (Santa Rosa, Long Beach, Modesto, and Artesia) in California named for him.

Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)

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