California Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 8 of 449 people who took part.

Members (8):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
John C. Burch Visualize (1 February, 1826 — 31 August, 1885) Burch was born in Boone County, Mo., studied law in Jefferson City and was admitted to the bar. Burch served as Deputy clerk of Cole County and Assistant Adutant General of Missouri. After moving to 1850, Burch worked in the mines until 1851. Subsequently, Burch was elected Clerk of the newly organized Trinity county, appointed District Attorney in 1853, served as a member of the State assemly in 1856, and served in the State senate from 1857 to 1859. Burch was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth congress and served from March 4th, 1859 to March 3rd, 1861. Burch resumed the practice of law in San Francisco, served as a Code Commissioner for four years, and declined candidacy for judge of the Supreme Court of Califrona. Burch died in San Francisco, Calif. in 1885. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation)
William M. Gwin Visualize (9 October, 1805 — 3 September, 1885) Born in Sumner County Tenn., Gwin was an American doctor and politician. After studying medicine at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., Gwin practiced medicine in Clinton Miss. until 1833. Gwin was elected as a Democrat from Mississippi to the Twenty-seventh Congress, but declined renomination in 1842. Subsequently, Gwin moved to California and served as a member of the State constitutional convention in 1849. After California's admission into the Union, Gwin was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from September 10th, 1850 to March 3rd, 1855. Gwin was reelected to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of his term, after the Legislature failed to elect, serving from January 23th, 1857 to March 3rd, 1861. Gwin traveled to France in 1863 in an attempt to interest Napoleon III in a project to settle American slave-owners in Mexico. Gwin retired to California but died in New York City in 1885. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation)
Milton S. Latham Visualize (23 May, 1827 — 4 March, 1882) Latham was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Latham studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. After moving to San Francisco in 1850, Latham served as Clerk of the Recorder's Court in 1850 and District Attorney for the Sacramento district in 1851. Latham was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress but declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854. Latham served as Governor of California from 1859 to 1860. After resigning, having been elected Senator, Latham was elected as a Democrat on January 11th, 1860 to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy after the death of David C. Broderick. Latham took his seat on March 5th, 1860 and served until March 3rd, 1863. Later, Latham became the president of the New York Mining and Stock Exchange, and died in New York City in 1882. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation)
Frederick F. Low Visualize (30 June, 1828 — 21 July, 1894) Low was an American businessman, banker, and politician. Born in Waldo County, Maine, Lowmoved to Maryville Calif. in 1854 and engaged in banking until 1861. Low presented credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Thirty-seventh Congress but was not permitted to take his seat. Low qualified under authority of a special act of Congress and served from June 3rd, 1862 to March 3rd, 1863. Low was later elected Governor of California and served from 1863 to 1867. Low served as United States Minister to China from 1869 to 1874 and died in 1894. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation)
James A. McDougall Visualize (19 November, 1817 -- 3 September, 1867) McDougall was an American politician and lawyer. Born in Bethlehem, N.Y., McDougall studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. He lived and practiced in Illinois, was the Illinois attorney general from 1842-1846 until he settled in San Francisco. McDougall was the attorney general of California from 1850-1851. McDougall was elected as a representative for the Thirty-third Congress of the United States, however, he was not a candidate for renomination. Later, McDougall was elected as a Democrat for the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , California Delegation (This negotiation) , California Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Timothy G. Phelps Visualize (20 December, 1824 — 11 June, 1899) Phelps was an American politician and businessman. Born in Chenango county, N.Y., Phelps moved to San Francisco in 1849 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. Phelps served as a member of the State assembly from 1855 to 1857 and served in the State senate from 1858 to 1861. Phelps was later elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh congress serving from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1863. Phelps served as Regent of the University of California at Berkeley from 1880 until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation)
Aaron A. Sargent Visualize (September 28, 1827 — August 14, 1887) Sargent was a printer, cabinetmaker, and American politician. Aaron Sargent was born in Essex County, Massachusetts and moved to California in 1849. He worked at the Nevada Daily Journal while he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He served as the district attorney for Nevada County (1855-1856), and was elected to the State Senate (1856). Sargent was elected as a Republican to the Forty-First and Forty-Second Congresses from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1873. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000065] California Delegation (This negotiation) , California Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act)
Charles L. Scott Visualize (23 January, 1827 — 30 April, 1899) Scott was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Richmond, Va., Scott studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. After moving to Califrnia in 1849, Scott engaged in gold mining and resumed practice in Sonora, California in 1851. Scott was a member of the State assembly from 1854 to 1856. Scott was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4th, 1857 to March 3rd, 1861. During the Civil War, Scott served as a Major in the Fourth Regiment, Alabama Vlunteer Infantry, of the Confederate Army. Scott was a delegate to every Democratic National Convention from 1868 to 1896. On August 10th, 1885, Scott was appointed Minister Resident to Venezuela and served until his resignation in 1889. After returning to the United States, Scott died in Monroe county, Ala. in 1899. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation)