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B. D. Horr


Date Party Office Votes Result
10-08-1853 Whig AD-09 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Benjamin Dana Horr
Born: July 28, 1822 in Lansingburg, New York
Married: Josephine Rowe (m. 1850)
Children: Henry B., Frank E., and Alfred P.
Died: February 9, 1869 in Tuolumne City, CA

Later: Deputy Federal Tax Collector

  • LEGISLATION: Author of the bill (1854) which created Stanislaus County.
  • Described as an "inveterate gambler and a heavy drinker," Horr died of a morphine overdose (which was allegedly a suicide).

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