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Nathaniel Bennett


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan SD-San Francisco 1592 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: June 27, 1818 in Clinton, New York
Died: April 20, 1886 in San Francisco, CA

1849: Resigned from the State Senate on December 24.
1849-1851: Justice, California Supreme Court
1851-1852: California Reporter of Decisions
1856: President, California Republican Party Convention*

  • The 1856 Convention, on April 30th, was the first statewide meeting of the California Republican Party. An earlier meeting, held in Sacramento on April 19th, had been disrupted by Democrats. The platform adopted at the Convention included "... It is the duty of the people to select as candidates for office in this state, only such men as are permanently located here, and who, by their moral character and correct business habits, give assurance that a rigid economy, as well as an energetic enforcement of the laws, will govern in the administration of public affairs."

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: "The Names of the President and Senators of the First Senate of the State of California. Convened at the Capitol of San Jose, December the 15th, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Nine." (1849)