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Legislators Needing Birth/Death Dates Researched

2/19/2019
Of the 4444 people who have served in California's state legislature since 1849, we lack even the most basic biographic information on just about half. We're in the process of reviewing the information already collected and making sure that JoinCalifornia and the other databases we use contain matching information and are as complete as possible.

11/21/2023
In 2019, we had a project to identify additional information about the early state legislators. After several months, the current status (as of November 2023) is that there are about a hundred legislators for whom we have no information other than the basics (name, county represented, political party, and year served). There are another 1,400 legislators for whom some information is known (for example, a birthdate or a deathdate). Finally, there are just over 3,000 for whom this information is known.

 

 2019 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s Remaining   Completed
2/19 635 557 277 446 352 291 225 126 19 1 1 2928 1515
2/25 623 548 272 444 344 285
119 14 0 0 2874 1569
3/4 611 546 259 436


73 9

2788 1655
3/11




249 153 71 5

2674 1769
 --------------Number of legislators in each decade with zero or very limited biographic information. Zero Info Partial Completed
3/11 611 546 259 436 344 249 153 71 5

1419
1255 1769
3/18 610 545
435 336 240 106



1399 1208 1838
3/25 608 537 257 331 335 238




1383 1103 1959
4/1 563




105



1383 1057 2004
4/8 552
253







1380 1043 2021
4/15 550
187 328 334


4

1375 978 2091
4/22 539 532 149 325 332
104
2


1351 941 2152
4/29 536 525 147 280
328 236 103 69
0


1271 953 2221
5/6 530 522
233
325 235 102



1184 979 2282
5/13 527


288 234




1126 996 2324
5/20 523 517

229 232 101



909 1124
2411
5/28 521 516 146
225 231 100 68



612
1408
2424
6/3 417
460
86 179
174
222 81
54



441
1212
2791
6/10 415
459

177
150
219 80
53



416
1223
2805
6/17










415
1224
2805
11/15










415
1224
2806
2023
2/14 271 103 2 26 35 27 6 1 0 0 0 471
1457 2569
2/19 257 97
20 32 13 5



427 1464 2606
2/26 208 46
17 18
2



306 1535 2655
3/5 175 22 0 6 3 1 0 0


207 1623 2667
3/19 174









206 1620 2671
3/25 173









205
2672
4/2 174

7 0 0




203 1529 2797
7/9 133 22 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 161 1508 2827
7/16 114 18 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 1394 2964
11/19 77 14 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 1374 3025
 --------------Number of legislators in each decade with zero or very limited biographic information. No Info Partial Close Completed
11/22 77 14
6





97 725 629 3045