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William J. Sweasey


Date Party Office Votes Result
10-08-1853 Democratic AD-06 0 Win
11-07-1882 Greenback Lieutenant Governor 1138 Loss

Candidate Biography:

William John Sweasey
Born: 1805 in London, England
Married: Esther C. Croucher (m. 1828), Lucy Buell (m. 1853, div. 1857), Anna Felt Church (m. 1868), Catherine (m. ~1880), Fannie E. Baker (m. 1889), 
Children: Margaret A., Esther C., Thomas W., Louise E., Anna, Richard, and Annie
Family: Grandfather of Lucius Powers Jr.
Died: September 30, 1893 in San Francisco

1879: Member, Second Constitutional Convention (Sacramento)

  • Sweasy was the oldest delegate to the 1878 Constitutional Convention at age 73.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Sweasey has seven children.
  • MOST WIVES: With five wives, Sweasey appears to have beeb the most married legislator in state history.

Source: California Blue Book (1932)
Source: "Boom in Marriage Licenses," Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 62, Number 85, 28 November 1889
Source: "Sweasey," San Francisco Call, Volume 74, Number 123, 1 October 1893