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Edward J. Lewis


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-05-1855 Democratic AD-13 0 Win
09-02-1857 Democratic AD-13 0 Win
09-04-1867 Democratic SD-25 0 Win
11-03-1868 Democratic SD-25 0 Win
09-06-1871 Democratic Lieutenant Governor 57397 Loss
09-07-1875 Democratic SD-29 0 Win
09-04-1877 Democratic SD-29 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Edward Jefferson Lewis
Born: 1832 in Middleton, Connecticut
Married: Anita C. Chard
Children: 8 (including John W., Nettie, Edward J., Wirt P., Charles N., and Leland Stanford Lewis)
Died: April 20, 1881 in Red Bluff, CA

1864: Presidential Elector
1869-1870: President pro Tempore, California State Senate
1878: President pro Tempore, California State Senate

  • Lewis was likely the youngest member of the Assembly in 1855 at age 23.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Lewis had eight children.

Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: "Pen Portraits" Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives
Source: Anthropographic Chart of the 17th Session of the Legislature... (Sacramento; Russell & Winterburn's, 1867)