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John Bunyan Sanford


Picture of John Bunyan Sanford
Courtesy CA State Library
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1894 Democratic AD-09 0 Win
11-03-1896 Democratic AD-09 0 Win
11-08-1898 Democratic AD-09 2473 Win
11-04-1902 Democratic SD-04 5809 Win
11-06-1906 Democratic SD-04 4646 Loss
11-08-1910 Democratic SD-04 5468 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 17, 1869 in Shelbyville, Tennessee (or)
Born: May 17, 1869 in Mulberry, Lincoln County, Tennessee
Died: August 1, 1928 in San Francisco, CA

Previous: Member, Mendocino County Board of Education (several terms)
Previous: Trustee, State Normal School at San Jose
1909: Editor and Proprietor, Ukiah Dispatch-Democrat

  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (California Suffrage): Sanford was one of 5 State Senators (and 17 Legislators overall) who voted against SCA 8 (1911), which amended the State Constitution and gave women the right to vote in California.

Source: California Blue Book (1903), (1909), (1911)