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Agoston Haraszthy


Picture of Agoston Haraszthy
Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1851 Democratic AD-01 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 30, 1812 in Futak, Bacska County, Hungary
Married: Eleanora Dedinsky (in 1833 or 1834)
Children: Geza, Attila, Arpad, Ida, Bela, and Otelia
Died: July 6, 1869 near Hacienda San Antonio, Corinto, Nicaragua*

1850: Sheriff, San Diego County (the first person to hold that office)
1850: City Marshall, City of San Diego (the first person to hold that office)
1855: Assayer, US Mint in San Francisco 

  • According to the San Diego Historical Society, Haraszthy is identified as the "Father of the California Wine Industry"
  • Two of his sons (Arpad and Attila) married the twin daughters (Jovita and Natalia) of Mariano G. Vallejo
  • When Haraszthy died, no body was ever found. He had fallen into an river with alligators while trying to cross it on a fallen tree. 
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Haraszthy had six children.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)