Washington Montgomery Bartlett (1824 - 1887)

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Birthplace: Augusta, Richmond, GA, USA
Death: Died
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Washington Montgomery Bartlett (February 29, 1824 – September 12, 1887) was the 20th mayor of San Francisco, California from 1883 to 1887, the 16th governor of California, and–to date–the only one that was Jewish.


Biography


Bartlett was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1824, the son of Sarah E. Melhado and Cosam Emir Bartlett. His mother was Sephardic. Unlike the second elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander of Idaho, Bartlett was not particularly religious and did not participate in Jewish observances while in California: His funeral was conducted at the Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco.


He was a lifelong bachelor and a printer by trade. During his lifetime Bartlett was a San Francisco newspaper publisher, San Francisco County Clerk, lawyer, state senator, mayor, and finally a governor.


Bartlett's term as governor started and ended in 1887 when he died in office of Bright's disease nine months into his term. His inaugural address after being elected as governor was presented on 8 January 1887.


Bartlett is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California.

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Washington Bartlett, Governor's Timeline

1824
February 29, 1824
Augusta, Richmond, GA, USA
1887
1887
Age 62