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Pablo De La Guerra


Picture of Pablo De La Guerra
CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
06-03-1849 Nonpartisan Delegate 0 Win
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan Lieutenant Governor 129 Loss
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan SD-San Luis Obispo 155 Win
10-07-1850 Whig SD-03 0 Win
10-08-1853 Democratic SD-03 0 Win
09-06-1854 Democratic SD-02 0 Win
09-05-1855 Democratic SD-02 0 Win
11-04-1856 Democratic SD-02 0 Win
09-07-1859 Democratic SD-02 0 Win
11-06-1860 Douglas Democratic SD-02 0 Win
01-07-1861 Democratic Lieutenant Governor 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: November 29, 1819 in Santa Barbara, Alta California, Viceroyalty of New Spain [now California]
Died: February 5, 1874 in Santa Barbara, CA

1838: Administrator-General 'de la rentas'
1849: Delegate, First California Constitutional Convention (representing Santa Barbara District)
1851: Resigned from the State Senate on May 1.
1861-1862: Acting Lieutenant Governor (following succession of John G. Downey to Governor)
1863-1873: District Judge, 17th Judicial District

  • PLACENAME: The De La Guerra Commons, located on the U.C. Santa Barbara campus, are named for the De La Guerra family, "which took an important part in Santa Barbara affairs in the early nineteenth century." 
  • UNACKNOWLEDGED LATINO: This elected official was excluded from the list of "Previous Latino Members of the Legislature" by the Latino Legislative Caucus [accessed 6/1/2011]. This list was later corrected by renaming it "California Latino Legislative Caucus Former Members" [as of 2/16/2014].

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: The Centennial of The University of California, 1868-1968
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)