Santa Cruz County History - Government



Congressmen Representing Santa Cruz County

1850-1865

California was admitted into the Union as a state on September 9, 1850. Based on the 1840 Census, California was allowed two representatives to the House, beginning with the 31st Congress. The apportionment based on the Census of 1860 granted California a third seat. Representatives were elected from the state at-large from the 31st to the 38th Congress.

Year Congress Representatives at-large Party
1850-1851 31st Edward Gilbert, San Francisco Democrat
George W. Wright, San Francisco Independent
1851-1853 32nd Edward C. Marshall, Sonora Democrat
Joseph W. McCorkle, Marysville Democrat
1853-1855 33rd Milton S. Latham, Sacramento Democrat
James A. McDougall, San Franciso Democrat
1855-1857 34th James W. Denver, Weaverville Anti-Broderick Democrat
Philemon T. Herbert, Mariposa City Democrat
1857-1859 35th Joseph C. McKibbin, Downieville Democrat
Charles L. Scott, Sonora Democrat
1859-1861 36th Charles L. Scott, Sonora Democrat
John C. Burch, Weaverville Democrat
1861-1863 37th Frederick F. Low, San Francisco Republican
Timothy G. Phelps, San Mateo Republican
Aaron A. Sargent, Nevada City Republican
1863-1865 38th Cornelius Cole, Santa Cruz Republican
William Higby, Mokelumne Hill Republican
Thomas B. Shannon, Quincy Republican

 

1865-1905

Year Congress District Representative Party
1865-1867 39th 1st Donald C. McRuer, San Francisco Republican
1867-1869 40th 1st Samuel B. Axtell, San Francisco Democrat
1869-1871 41st 1st Samuel B. Axtell, San Francisco Democrat
1871-1873 42nd 1st Sherman O. Houghton, San Jose Republican
1873-1875 43rd 4th Sherman O. Houghton, San Jose Republican
1875-1877 44th 4th Peter D. Wigginton, Merced Democrat
1877-1878 45th 4th Romualdo Pacheco, San Luis Obispo Republican
1878-1879 45th 4th Peter D. Wigginton, Merced Democrat
1879-1881 46th 4th Romualdo Pacheco, San Luis Obispo Republican
1881-1883 47th 4th Romualdo Pacheco, San Luis Obispo Republican
1883-1885 48th 4th Pleasant B. Tully, Gilroy Democrat
1885-1887 49th 5th Charles N. Felton, San Francisco Republican
1887-1889 50th 5th Charles N. Felton, San Francisco Republican
1889-1891 51st 5th Thomas J. Clunie, San Francisco Democrat
1891-1893 52nd 6th William W. Bowers, San Diego Republican
1893-1895 53rd 6th Marion Cannon, Ventura People's
1895-1897 54th 6th James McLachlan, Pasadena Republican
1897-1899 55th 6th Charles A. Barlow, San Luis Obispo Populist
1899-1901 56th 6th Russell J. Waters Republican
1901-1903 57th 6th James McLachlan, Pasadena Republican
1903-1905 58th 6th James C. Needham, Modesto Republican

Information was verified in the Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1971. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971.

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