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John S. Hager


Picture of John S. Hager
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
06-03-1849 Nonpartisan Delegate 0 Win
11-02-1852 Union SD-06 0 Win
10-08-1853 Union SD-06 0 Win
09-05-1865 Union SD-08 0 Win
11-25-1865 Union SD-08 0 Win
11-03-1868 Union SD-08 0 Win
12-23-1873 Democratic Senate1 0 Win
06-19-1878 Delegate 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Sharpenstein Hager
Born: March 12, 1818 near Morristown, New Jersey
Married: Elizabeth L. Hager
Children: Alice and Ethel
Died: March 19, 1890 in San Francisco, CA

1849: Delegate, First California Constitutional Convention (at Monterey)*
1855-1861: District Judge for San Francisco
1868-1890: Honorary Regent, University of California
1879: Delegate, Second Constitutional Convention (Sacramento)
1885-1889: Collector of Customs, Port of San Francisco

  • LEGISLATION: Hager authored SB 168 (1868) to create the office of Insurance Commissioner.
  • Hager's Congressional biography states that he was a member of the first Convention, however the Secretary of State's copy of the 1849 California Constitution does not bear his name.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []