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William C. Van Voorhies


Picture of William C. Van Voorhies
CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan AD-San Francisco 0 Win
12-20-1849 Nonpartisan Secretary of State 0 Win
01-09-1852 Nonpartisan Secretary of State 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1823 in Tennessee
Married: ???? (daughter of John McDougall)
Died: September 26, 1884 in Eureka, CA

1848-1849: Assistant Postmaster General of the United States
1849: Resigned from the State Assembly on December 21.
1849-1853: [Ex-Officio] California State Librarian
1853: Resigned as Secretary of State on February 19.
1870: President, Alameda County Pioneers
1879: Delegate, Second Constitutional Convention (Sacramento)

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