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Samuel W. Boring

Know Nothing

Date Party Office Votes Result
09-05-1855 Know Nothing AD-16 0 Win
02-19-1878 Independent SD-07 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Samuel Watson Boring
Born: 1824 in Jonesboro, Tennessee
Married: Susan M. Reed (in 1857)
Children: One daughter
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican War)
Died: July 12, 1903 in San Jose, CA*

1852-1854: Under-Sheriff, Nevada County
1856-1859: Sheriff, Nevada County
1870-1874: Under-Sheriff, Santa Clara County
1874-1878: Secretary, San Jose Water Company
1888-188?: Mayor, City of San Jose

  • According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Boring died after shooting himself with a handgun "in a deep canyon in Alum Rock Park".

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