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Sol A. Sharp


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-05-1855 Democratic AD-05 0 Win
09-07-1859 Democratic SD-05 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Solomon A. Sharp
Married: Caroline
Children: Sol A. and Katherine
Died: June 8, 1878 in San Francisco, CA

  • Political Bet: Eugene L. Sullivan bet $5,000 (against $25,000 by Sharp) that Abraham Lincoln would be elected President in 1860. The $25,000 Sharp paid would have a value of over $761,000 in 2019.
  • The only Sol Sharp that FindAGrave has identified as having died in June 1878 is Solomon Leander Sharp (b. 1827-d. June 22, 1878), who was the son of Solomon P. Sharp.

Source: "Heavy Betting," Sonoma County Journal (05 Oct 1860), p. 2
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)