JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Elections by Decade Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Closest Contests Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2024 General 2024 CD-20 Special 2023 US Senate Appt 2022 General Prior 2020s Elections Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search CA Constitution CA in Congress Line of Succession Highest Ranking SCOTUS Cases

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

William F. White


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1879 Workingmen Governor 44482 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Died: May 13, 1890 in Los Angeles, CA

1879: Delegate, Second Constitutional Convention (Sacramento)
1897-1887: California Bank Commissioner

  • WOMENS RIGHTS: During the 1879 Constitutional Convention, it was White who introduced the amendment that permits "women over the age of 21 may hold any elected office..."

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