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William Holden


Picture of William Holden
CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1856 Democratic AD-07 0 Win
09-02-1857 Democratic SD-07 0 Win
09-01-1858 Democratic SD-07 0 Win
09-04-1861 Democratic SD-18 0 Win
09-03-1862 Democratic SD-18 0 Win
09-05-1865 Democratic AD-18 0 Win
09-04-1867 Democratic Lieutenant Governor 47969 Win
11-02-1880 Democratic AD-27 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1824 in Antwerp, New York
Married: Nellie Moore (m. 1870s)
Died: June 3, 1884 in Healdsburg, CA

  • Holden was the first State Senator to represent Lake County after it's incorporation.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Anthropographic Chart of the 17th Session of the Legislature... (Sacramento; Russell & Winterburn's, 1867)