California Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 5 of 329 people who took part.

Members (5):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Samuel B. Axtell Visualize "(October 14, 1819 -- August 6, 1891) Samuel Beach Axtell was a(n) lawyer, miner, public servant, governor, judge, member of a territorial committee, and American politician. Axtell was born close to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio and moved to California in 1851. Axtell studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. He served as prosecuting attorney for Amador County (1854 - 1860), Governor of Utah Territory (1874), was transferred to the office of Governor of the New Mexico Territory (1875), chief justice of the supreme court in the Territory of New Mexico (August 1882 - May 25, 1885) and was chairmen of the Republican Territorial committee. Samuel was elected as a Democrat to the 40th and 41st Congress (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=A000349]" California Delegation (This negotiation)
Cornelius Cole Visualize "(September 17, 1822 -- November 3, 1924) Cornelius Cole was a(n) lawyer, miner, public servant, soldier, and American politician. Cole was born in Lodi, Seneca County, New York and moved to California in 1849. Cornelius studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. He served as district attorney of Sacramento city and County (1859 - 1862) and member of the Republican National Committee (1856-1860). He served in the Civil War as a captain in the Union Army in 1863. Cornelius was elected as a Union Republican to the 38th congress, (March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1865) and was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1873). During his time in Congress he served as Chairmen on the Committee on Appropriations (42nd Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000607]" California Delegation (This negotiation)
John Conness Visualize (22 September, 1821 -- 10 January, 1909) Conness was an American politician and pianoforte maker. Born in Abbey, Galway County, Ireland, he immigrated to the United States in 1833. After moving to California in 1849, Conness began his political career in a failed race for governor in 1861. Elected as a Douglas Democrat to the United States Senate, he later changed his affiliation to Union Republican. Conness served his term from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1869. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , California Delegation (This negotiation) , California Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
William Higby Visualize (18 August, 1813 -- 27 November, 1887) Higby was an American politician and lawyer. Higby was born in Willsboro, N.Y.. He was admitted to the bar in 1847 and practiced in Elizabethtown N.Y.. Higby moved to California in 1850 and practiced law there. He served as district attorney from 1853-1859 and served in the State senate in 1862 and 1863. Higby was elected as a Republican for the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , California Delegation (This negotiation) , California Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
James A. Johnson Visualize "(May 16, 1829 -- May 11, 1896) James Augustus Johnson was a(n) studier of medicine, lawyer, public servant, registrar or voters, lieutenant governor, and American politician. Johnson was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina and moved to California in 1853. James studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859. He served as a member of the general assembly (1859 and 1860), Lieutenant Governor of California (1875 - 1880), and was registrar of voters (1883 and 1884). Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the 40th and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=J000145'] California Delegation (This negotiation)