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Alexander W. Hope


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-13-1849 Nonpartisan SD-Los Angeles 292 Win
10-07-1850 Whig SD-02 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1826 in Hampton, Virginia
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican War), CA State Militia
Died: January 17, 1856 in Los Angeles, CA

1851: Resigned from the State Senate on January 11.
1850s: Member, Los Angeles Common Council
1853-1857: Captain, Los Angeles Rangers*


  • Hope is often cited as the having served as Los Angeles County Sheriff in the 1850s. He was actually the commander of a State Militia unit that provided law enforcement for the county.


Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: "The Names of the President and Senators of the First Senate of the State of California. Convened at the Capitol of San Jose, December the 15th, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Nine." (1849)