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Russell Judson Waters, US Congress (1843 - 1911)

Russell Judson Waters (June 6, 1843 - September 25, 1911) was a U.S. Representative from California. Born in Halifax, Vermont, Waters moved with his parents to Franklin County, Massachusetts, in ...

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John King Luttrell, US Congress (1831 - 1893)

John King Luttrell (June 27, 1831 – October 4, 1893) was a U.S. Representative from California. Born near Knoxville, Tennessee, Luttrell attended the common schools. He moved with his pare...

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Joseph R. Knowland, US Congress (1873 - 1966)

Joseph Russell Knowland (August 5, 1873 - February 1, 1966) was an American politician and newspaper publisher. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from California and...

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Aaron A. Sargent, U.S. Senator (1827 - 1887)

Aaron Augustus Sargent (September 28, 1827 – August 14, 1887) was an American journalist, lawyer, politician and diplomat. He was sometimes called the "Senator for the Southern Pacific Railroa...

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John I. Nolan, US Congress (1874 - 1922)

John Ignatius Nolan (January 14, 1874 – November 18, 1922) was an American iron molder and politician who represented a Californian district in the United States House of Representatives. He...

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Mae Nolan, US Congress (1886 - 1973)

Mae Ella Nolan (September 20, 1886 – July 9, 1973) was an American politician who became the fourth woman to serve in the United States Congress, the first woman elected to Congress from Calif...

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Victor H. Metcalf, U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Labor, SecNav (1853 - 1936)

Victor Howard Metcalf (October 10, 1853 – February 20, 1936) was an American politician; he served in President Theodore Roosevelt's cabinet an Secretary of Commerce and Labor, and then as Sec...

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Edward C. Marshall, US Congress (1821 - 1893)

US Congressman. Elected to represent California's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1851 to 1853. Also served as a Candidate for United States Senator from Ca...

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Julius Kahn, US Congress (1861 - 1924)

Julius Kahn (February 28, 1861 - December 18, 1924) was a United States Congressman who was succeeded by his wife Florence Prag Kahn after his death. Kahn was born in Kuppenheim, in the Grand Duchy o...

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Florence Prag Kahn, US Congress (1866 - 1948)

Florence Prag Kahn (November 9, 1866 – November 16, 1948) was an American teacher and politician who in 1925 became the first Jewish woman to serve in the United States Congress. She was only ...

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LtCdr Edouard Izac (USN), US Congress (1891 - 1990)

Edouard Victor Michel Izac (Cresco, Iowa, December 18, 1891 – January 18, 1990) was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War I, a Representative from California and a Medal ...

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William Higby, US Congress (1813 - 1887)

William Higby (August 18, 1813 – November 27, 1887) was an American politician, a Republican, a lawyer, a District Attorney, a judge, a newspaper editor, and a United States Representative fro...

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Col. Philemon T. Herbert (CSA) US Congress (1825 - 1864)

Philemon Thomas Herbert (November 1, 1825 – July 23, 1864) was a Democratic U.S. Representative from California. He represented the California Second District in the 34th Congress (1855 ...

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Barclay Henley, US Congress (1843 - 1914)

Barclay Henley (March 17, 1843 – February 15, 1914) was a United States Representative from California. He was born in Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana. He moved with his parents to San Fran...

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William F. Englebright, US Congress (1855 - 1915)

William Fellows Englebright (November 23, 1855 – February 10, 1915) was a U.S. Representative from California, father of Harry Lane Englebright. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Englebrig...

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Harry Lane Englebright, US Congress (1884 - 1943)

Harry Lane Englebright (January 2, 1884 – May 13, 1943) was a U.S. political figure. He served as the House minority whip between 1933 and 1943. Englebright was born in Nevada City, Californ...

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Ralph R. Eltse, US Congress (1885 - 1971)

Ralph Roscoe Eltse (September 13, 1885 - March 18, 1971) was a U.S. Representative from California. Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Eltse attended the public schools. He graduated from Penn College (now W...

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Dr. Curtis Harvey Castle, US Congress (1848 - 1928)

Curtis Harvey Castle (October 4, 1848 – July 12, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from California. Born near Galesburg, Illinois, Castle attended the public schools and Knox College, Galesbur...

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John Chilton Burch, US Congress (1826 - 1885)

US Congressman. Elected to represent California in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1859 to 1861. Also served as a Member of the California State Legislature.

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Marion Biggs, US Congress (1823 - 1910)

Marion Biggs (May 2, 1823 – August 2, 1910) was a United States Representative from California. He was born near Curryville, Pike County, Missouri. He attended the common schools. He moved to ...

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Charles Averill Barlow, US Congress (1858 - 1927)

US Congressman. Elected to represent California's 6th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1897 to 1899. Also served as a Member of the California State Assembly fro...

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Grove L. Johnson, US Congress (1841 - 1926)

Grove Lawrence Johnson (March 27, 1841 - February 1, 1926) was a U.S. Representative from California, father of Hiram Warren Johnson. Born in Syracuse, New York, Johnson attended the common schoo...

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Joseph McKenna, US. Att'y Gen., Assoc. Justice US Sup. Ct. (1843 - 1926)

Joseph McKenna (August 10, 1843 – November 21, 1926) was an American politician who served in all three branches of the U.S. federal government, as a member of the U.S. House of Representative...

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Denver S. Church, US Congress (1862 - 1952)

Denver Samuel Church (December 11, 1862 - February 21, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from California. Born in Folsom City, California, Church attended the common schools. He was graduated from He...

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Maj. Charles L. Scott (CSA), US Congress (1827 - 1899)

Charles Lewis Scott (January 23, 1827 – April 30, 1899) is a former American Democratic politician from California. Biography Charles L. Scott was born January 23, 1827 in Richmond, Virgin...

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Frank H. Buck (1887 - 1942)

Frank Henry Buck (1887-1942) was an American heir, businessman and politician. He served as U.S. Representative from California from 1933 to 1942. Early life Frank Buck was born on a ranch near V...

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James Gillett, Governor MP (1860 - 1937)

James Norris Gillett (September 20, 1860 – April 20, 1937) was an American lawyer and politician. A Republican involved in federal and state politics, Gillett was elected both a member of the ...

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Henry Markham, Governor MP (1840 - 1923)

Henry Harrison Markham (November 16, 1840 – October 9, 1923) was a United States Representative from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1887 and the 18th governor of California from January 8, 1891 unt...

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Romualdo Pacheco, Governor MP (1831 - 1899)

From Wikipedia (English) : José Antonio Romualdo Pacheco, Jr. (October 31, 1831 – January 23, 1899) was a Californio politician and diplomat. Involved in California state and federal po...

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James A. McDougall, US Senate & Congress (1817 - 1867)

James Alexander McDougall (November 19, 1817 – September 3, 1867) was an American attorney and politician elected to statewide office in two U.S. states, then to the United States House of Rep...

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Helen Gahagan Douglas, US Senate & Congress (1900 - 1980)

Helen Gahagan Douglas (November 25, 1900 – June 28, 1980) was an American actress and politician. She was the third woman and first Democratic woman elected to Congress from California; her el...

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Campbell Polson Berry, US Congress (1834 - 1901)

Campbell Polson Berry (November 7, 1834 – January 8, 1901) was a Democratic politician from California. He served in the California State Assembly from 1869 to 1873 and again from 1875 to 1880...

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Gen. John Bidwell (Calif. Militia), US Congress (1819 - 1900)

John Bidwell (August 5, 1819 – April 4, 1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanth...

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Horace Davis, US Congress MP (1831 - 1916)

Horace Davis (16 March 1831 - 12 July 1916) was a United States Representative from California. He was the son of Massachusetts Governor John Davis and the younger brother of diplomat John Chandler B...

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Milton S. Latham, Governor, U.S. Senator (1827 - 1882)

Milton Slocum Latham (May 23, 1827 – March 4, 1882) was an American politician, and served as the sixth governor of California and as a member of the federal U.S. House of Representatives and ...

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Sherman Houghton, US Congress (1828 - 1914)

He was born in New York City on April 10, 1828 He completed preparatory studies and attended Collegiate Institute in New York. During the Mexican-American War, Houghton enlisted in the First Regi...

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Charles N. Felton, US Senate & Congress (1832 - 1914)

Charles Norton Felton (January 1, 1832 – September 13, 1914) was a Congressman and U.S. Senator from California. Biography Charles Felton was born on January 1, 1832, in Buffalo, New York. H...

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Frederick Low, Governor (1828 - 1894)

Frederick Ferdinand Low (June 30, 1828 – July 21, 1894) was an American politician, US congressman and the ninth governor of California. Biography Born in Frankfort (now Winterport, Ma...

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Bob Mathias (1930 - 2006)

Robert Bruce "Bob" Mathias (November 17, 1930 – September 2, 2006) was an American decathlete, two-time Olympic gold medalist, a United States Marine Corps officer, actor and United States Con...

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Clement Woodnutt Miller (1916 - 1962)

Clement Woodnutt Miller (October 28, 1916 – October 7, 1962) was a U.S. Representative from California, He was a grandson of Charles R. Miller and a nephew of Thomas W. Miller. Born in Wil...

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Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States MP (1913 - 1994)

Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States (1969-1974). During his administration the United States withdrew its military forces from Vietnam and informally recognized the govern...

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Timothy G. Phelps, US Congress (1824 - 1899)

Timothy Guy Phelps (December 20, 1824 – June 11, 1899) was an American business executive and politician. He was the first president of the Southern Pacific Railroad from 1865 until 1868 when ...

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Rep. William Vann Rogers, Jr. (D-CA) MP (1911 - 1993)

. William Vann Rogers, generally known as Will Rogers, Jr. (October 20, 1911–July 9, 1993), was a son of legendary humorist Will Rogers (1879–1935) and his wife, the former Betty Blake ...

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Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans (USA) ("Old Rosy") (1819 - 1898)

William Rosecrans wrote about his elders: "I have a mother who loves me well. A father whose fortune is his father's blessing, with his own hands and my good mother. Father is strong-willed, a self...

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Leo Ryan (1925 - 1978)

Leo Joseph Ryan, Jr. (May 5, 1925 – November 18, 1978) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served as a U.S. Representative from California's 11th congressional district from...

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Gov. William Stephens, US Congress MP (1859 - 1944)

William Dennison Stephens (December 26, 1859 – April 25, 1944) was an American federal and state politician. A three-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1916, Stephen...

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Charles A. Sumner, US Congress (1835 - 1903)

Charles Allen Sumner (August 2, 1835 – January 31, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from California. Early life Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Sumner attended Trinity College in H...

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John V. Tunney, U.S. Senator MP

John Varick Tunney (born June 26, 1934), is a former Democratic Party United States Senator and Representative. Biography He is the son of the famous heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney a...

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Gen. William Vandever, US Congress for IA & CA (1817 - 1893)

William Vandever (March 31, 1817 – July 23, 1893) was a United States Representative from California and Iowa, and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Early life Van...

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Cornelius Cole, U.S. Senator (1822 - 1924)

Cornelius Cole (September 17, 1822 – November 3, 1924) served a single term in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican representing California from 1863 to 1865, and another...

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Anthony Caminetti, US Congress (1854 - 1923)

Anthony Caminetti (July 30, 1854 – November 17, 1923) was a United States Representative from California. Biography He was born in Jackson, California. He attended the public schools of his ...

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James Budd, Governor MP (1851 - 1908)

James Herbert Budd (May 18, 1851 – July 30, 1908) was an American lawyer and Democratic politician. Involved in federal and state politics, Budd was a member of the U.S. House of Representativ...

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Alphonzo Edward Bell, Jr. (1914 - 2004)

Alphonzo "Al" Bell, Jr. was an eight-term United States Representative from California, who represented Los Angeles, California's influential Westside. .

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Nancy Pelosi, 60th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives MP

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi ( /pəˈloʊsi/; born March 26, 1940) is the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and served as the 60th Speaker of the Un...

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Sonny Bono (1935 - 1998)

Even though he was a dedicated congressman, a popular mayor, and a successful restauranteur, pop icon Sonny Bono will probably first and foremost be remembered, as the "shorter" half of "Sonny and Cher...

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Brig. General James Roosevelt (USMC) MP (1907 - 1991)

James Roosevelt (December 23, 1907 – August 13, 1991) was the oldest son of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was a U.S. Representative, officer in the United States Marine Corps, aide ...

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Samuel B. Axtell, Gov. of the Territories of New Mexico & Utah (1819 - 1891)

Samuel Beach Axtell (October 14, 1819 – August 7, 1891). Notable for: being the most controversial Chief Justice of the New Mexico Territorial Supreme Court; his corrupted administration as Go...

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