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Cora Pattleton Wilson


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1912 Socialist AD-43 1190 Loss
11-07-1916 Socialist CD-08 5564 Loss

Candidate Biography:

1917: Director, Industrial Workers of the World


  • Early woman to run for office (1912 & 1916)
  • POLITICAL HISTORY: One of first two women to appear on a general election ballot for Congress from California (1916)
  • First California woman to win partisan nominations for both state and federal legislative offices (1916)