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  Latham, Milton Slocum
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NameMilton Slocum Latham
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Sacramento, California , United States
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Born May 23, 1827
DiedMarch 04, 1882 (54 years)
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Jan 12, 2015 09:22pm
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Infoborn in Columbus, Ohio, May 23, 1827; pursued classical studies and graduated from Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, in 1845; moved to Russell County, Ala.; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice; circuit court clerk for Russell County 1848-1850; moved to San Francisco, Calif., in 1850; clerk of the recorder´┐Żs court in 1850; district attorney for the Sacramento district in 1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854; collector of the port of San Francisco 1855-1857; Governor of California 1859-1860, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; elected as a Democrat on January 11, 1860, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of David C. Broderick; took his seat March 5, 1860, and served until March 3, 1863; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; engaged in the practice of law in San Francisco, Calif.; manager at San Francisco of the London & San Francisco Bank (Ltd.) 1865-1878; moved to New York City in 1879, where he became president of the New York Mining and Stock Exchange; died in New York City on March 4, 1882; interment in Lone Mountain Cemetery, San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, Calif.


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Governor Milton Latham Inaugural Address January 9, 1860  Discuss
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  01/11/1860 CA US Senate Special Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/07/1859 CA Governor Won 59.70% (+29.25%)
  09/06/1854 CA - At Large Lost 1.12% (-21.28%)
  11/02/1852 CA - At Large Won 26.93% (+0.27%)
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