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  Stephens, William D.
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameWilliam D. Stephens
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Los Angeles, California , United States
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Born December 26, 1859
DiedApril 24, 1944 (84 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedThomas Walker
Aug 26, 2004 02:03pm
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InfoWilliam Stephens was born in Eaton, Ohio, on 26th December, 1859. After graduating from Eaton High School he studied law. Later he became involved in the construction of railroads in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Louisiana.

In 1887 Stephens moved to California and established a wholesale and retail grocery business. He was president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce before becoming mayor of Los Angeles in 1909.

A member of the Republican Party, Stephens was elected to Congress in 1910 and served from March, 1911 to July, 1916. The following year he was elected as Governor of California. During his period of office the state suffered from serious industrial disputes and acts of terrorism, including the bombing of the Governor's Mansion in 1917.

After appeals from President Woodrow Wilson, Stephens agreed to commute the death sentence of Tom Mooney who had been convicted of the bombing which occurred in San Francisco in 1916.

After leaving office he worked as a lawyer in Los Angeles. William Stephens died on 24th April, 1944.




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Governor William Stephens Inaugural Address January 7, 1919  Discuss
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  11/05/1918 CA Governor Won 56.27% (+19.80%)
  08/27/1918 CA Governor - R Primary Won 45.06% (+5.86%)
  08/27/1918 CA Governor - PRG Primary Won 60.07% (+20.14%)
  03/13/1917 CA Governor - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/21/1916 CA Lt. Governor - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1914 CA District 10 Won 38.41% (+9.54%)
  11/05/1912 CA DIstrict 10 Won 53.45% (+31.53%)
  11/08/1910 CA District 7 Won 58.70% (+37.21%)
  08/16/1910 CA District 7 - R Primary Won 54.14% (+8.28%)
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