Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Where Was Torrance in Congressional Politics? 1864-1873 CD 1

California became a state in 1850.

Until 1864, Congressional representatives were elected by an at-large, top-three voter turnout.

In the final throes of the Civil War, the state of California's population grew dramatically.

The state was finally divided into three Congressional districts.

Each seat went to a Republican:

Here is the map for Congressional District One, which includes the territory which would  become Torrance, California,_1864#California

Election 1864:

Donald McRuer

Election 1867 Results

Election 1868

Election 1870


1865 Election

Samuel Axtell

1864 Election

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