Cole, Cornelius, 1822-1924

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Birth 1822-09-17
Death 1924-11-03

Biographical notes:

U.S. senator and U.S. representative of California.

From the description of Cornelius Cole letter and newspaper clipping, 1923-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453230

Cole was a U.S. Representative and later a U.S. Senator representing California from 1867 to 1873.

From the description of The Cornelius Cole papers. 1866. (University of Utah). WorldCat record id: 70892969

Cole was a US senator from California.

From the description of Letter, 1867, Nov. 20, Washington, to "Dear Sir". (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122598365

A politician and lawyer, Cole was admitted to the Bar of New York State, 1848; mined gold in California, c.1849-50; practiced law in San Francisco, 1850-51, and in Sacramento, California, beginning 1852; edited Sacramento Daily Times, 1856- ; was elected member, Republican National Committee, 1856-60; worked as district attorney, City and County of Sacramento, 1859-62; U.S. House of Representatives, at-large representative from California, 1863-65; U.S. Senate, senator from California, 1867-73, chairman of Committee on Appropriations, 1871-73; practiced law in California, 1873-c.1922. He was an organizer of the Central Pacific Railroad Company in Sacramento. Cole was commissioned as a captain in the Union Army in 1863.

From the description of Cornelius Cole letter, San Francisco, California, to Hon. Schuyler Colfax, 1865 November 7. (San Francisco Public Library). WorldCat record id: 287269650


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  • Customs administration--History--19th century
  • Political Campaigns
  • Senators--Biography
  • Lawyers--Biography


  • Senators, U.S. Congress--California
  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--California


  • California--San Francisco (as recorded)
  • San Francisco (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)