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George W. Whitman

Know Nothing

Picture of George W. Whitman
CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
09-05-1855 Know Nothing Controller 49911 Win
09-02-1857 Know Nothing Controller 19842 Loss

Candidate Biography:

George Washington Whitman
Born: 1810
Married: Nancy
Child: Henry H.
Died: 1891 in Contra Costa County, CA

NOTE: Was one of only four elected officials in California history to face impeachment proceedings. Whitman didn't serve as Controller from February 25 to April 21, 1857 during the proceedings, but was subsequently acquitted. - Source: CA Blue Book (2000)