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Samuel H. Brooks


Date Party Office Votes Result
01-21-1858 Lecompton Democratic Controller 0 Loss
09-07-1859 Lecompton Democratic Controller 59712 Win
09-04-1861 Breckinridge Democratic Controller 31239 Loss
11-04-1902 Democratic Treasurer 111856 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Samuel Houston Brooks
Born: January 1, 1829 in Fayette, Tennessee
Married: Lucy C. Thornton Judge (in 1861)
Children: Margaret Thornton Brooks, Isabelle "Belle" Brooks, Lucy C Brooks, and Samuel H. Jr
Military Service: Confederate Army (Civil War)
Died: September 16, 1910 ‎in Oakland, CA

1853-1854: County Treasurer,‎ San Joaquin County
1861: Resigned as Controller on November 20.
1885-1890: Assistant U. S. Treasurer, San Francisco

  • Brooks resigned as Controller to join the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He joined "Terry's Cavalry Regiment" in Texas, which was led by Colonel David S. Terry.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Executives in California Government, By James Robert Bell,Thomas J. Ashley, 1967, Dickenson Pub. Co