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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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Hiram W. Johnson, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1866 - 1945)

Hiram Warren Johnson (September 2, 1866 – August 6, 1945) was a leading American progressive and later isolationist politician from California; he served as the 23rd governor from 1911 to 19...

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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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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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John S. Hager, U.S. Senator (1818 - 1890)

John Sharpenstein Hager (March 12, 1818 – March 19, 1890) was an American politician from the U.S. state of California. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1873 to 1875. Life Hager was b...

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David C. Broderick, U.S. Senator (1820 - 1859)

David Colbreth Broderick (February 4, 1820 – September 16, 1859) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from California. He was a first cousin of Andrew Kennedy and Case Broderick. Early years ...

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Gov. John B. Weller, US Senator (1812 - 1875)

John B. Weller (February 22, 1812 – August 17, 1875) was the fifth governor of California from January 8, 1858 to January 9, 1860 and a congressman from Ohio, U.S. senator from California, and...

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Pete Wilson, Governor, U.S. Senator MP

Peter Barton “Pete” Wilson (born August 23, 1933) is an American politician from California. Wilson, a Republican, served as the 36th governor of California (1991–1999), the culm...

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Alan Cranston, U.S. Senator (1914 - 2000)

Alan MacGregor Cranston (June 19, 1914 – December 31, 2000) was an American journalist and Democratic Senator from California. Personal life and education Cranston was born in Palo Alt...

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Thomas Kuchel, U.S. Senator (1910 - 1994)

Thomas Henry Kuchel (August 15, 1910 – November 21, 1994)[1] was a moderate Republican US Senator from California. From 1959 to 1969 he was the minority whip in the Senate,[2] where he was the...

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Sheridan Downey, U.S. Senator (1884 - 1961)

Sheridan Downey (March 11, 1884 – October 25, 1961) was a lawyer and a Democratic U.S. Senator from California from 1939 to 1950. Early life He was born in Laramie, the seat of Albany ...

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Thomas M. Storke, U.S. Senator (1876 - 1971)

Thomas More Storke (November 23, 1876 – October 12, 1971) was an American politician, rancher, journalist and publisher. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 1962. Born in S...

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Samuel M. Shortridge, U.S. Senator (1861 - 1952)

Samuel Morgan Shortridge (August 3, 1861 – January 15, 1952) was a Republican Senator from California. A descendant of Daniel Boone, he was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and moved to Califo...

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George Clement Perkins, Governor, U.S. Senator (1839 - 1923)

George Clement Perkins (August 23, 1839 – February 26, 1923) was a U.S. Republican politician, who was the 14th governor of California from January 8, 1880, to January 10, 1883, and a United S...

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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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William M. Gwin, U.S. Senator (1805 - 1885)

William McKendree Gwin (October 9, 1805 – September 3, 1885) was an American medical doctor and politician, serving in elected office in both the states of Mississippi and California. In Calif...

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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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Pierre Salinger, U.S. Senator (1925 - 2004)

Pierre Emil George Salinger (June 14, 1925 – October 16, 2004) was a White House Press Secretary to U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later became known for his work as...

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William F. Knowland, U.S. Senator (1908 - 1974)

William Fife Knowland (June 26, 1908 – February 23, 1974) was a United States politician, newspaperman, and Republican Party leader. He was a U.S. Senator representing California from 1945 to ...

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Abram P. Williams, U.S. Senator (1832 - 1911)

Abram Pease Williams (February 3, 1832 – October 17, 1911) was a teacher, businessman and U.S. Senator from California. Life Abram was born in New Portland, Maine on February 3, 1832. ...

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Brevet Maj. General John Franklin Miller (USA), U.S. Senator (1831 - 1886)

) John Franklin Miller (November 21, 1831 – March 8, 1886) was a lawyer, businessman, and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He represented California in the United State...

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Newton Booth, Governor, U.S. Senator (1825 - 1892)

Newton Booth (December 30, 1825 – July 14, 1892) was an American politician. Born in Salem, Indiana, he attended the common schools. In 1841, his parents Beebe and Hannah Booth moved from ...

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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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William Gibbs McAdoo, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Treasury (1863 - 1941)

William Gibbs McAdoo, Jr. (October 31, 1863 – February 1, 1941) was an American lawyer and political leader who served as a U.S. Senator, United States Secretary of the Treasury and director o...

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Leland Stanford, Governor of California MP (1824 - 1893)

Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, robber baron, industrialist, politician, Governor of California, and founder of Stanford University. He was one of t...

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John Charles Frémont, "The Pathfinder" (1813 - 1890)

John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of president of the U.S.,...

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George Hearst MP (1820 - 1891)

Near the end of the 19th century, George Hearst was one of the richest men in the United States, a U.S. Senator from California who had made his fortune in mining. He was the father of newspaperman W...

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