James Herbert BUDD, Congress, CA (1851-1908)


BUDD, James Herbert, a Representative from California; born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., May 18, 1851; moved to California in 1859 with his parents, who settled in Stockton; attended the public schools in Stockton and Brayton College, Oakland, in 1869; was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1873; served as lieutenant colonel on the Governorâs staff in 1873 and 1874; deputy district attorney in 1873 and 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Stockton; served as first lieutenant in the California National Guard and was promoted to major of the line; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1884; appointed police and fire commissioner of Stockton in 1889; member of the board for drafting the city charter in 1889; Governor of California 1894-1898; resumed the practice of law in San Francisco; died in Stockton, Calif., July 30, 1908; interment in Rural Cemetery.


Peterson, Eric Falk. âThe End of an Era: Californiaâs Gubernatorial Election of 1894.â Pacific Historical Review 38 (May 1969): 141-56.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present