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California: Chief Justices of the Supreme Court


Chief Justices of the California Supreme Court, 1849-1998 (May be incomplete!)
S. Clinton Hastings 1849-51 Henry A. Lyons 1852 Hugh C. Murray 1852-57 David S. Terry 1857-59 Stephen J. Field 1859-63 Warner W. Cope 1863 Silas W. Sanderson 1864-70 Lorenzo Sawyer 1868-69 Jackson Temple 1870-72 Addison C. Niles 1872-80 Robert F. Morrison 1880-87 Niles Searls 1887-88 William H. Beatty 1888-1914 Matt I. Sullivan 1914-15 Frank M. Angellotti 1915-21 Lucien Shaw 1921-23 Curtis Dwight Wilbur 1923-24 Louis Westcott Myers 1924-26 William H. Waste 1926-40 Phil S. Gibson 1940-64 Roger J. Traynor 1964-70 Donald R. Wright 1970-77 Rose Bird 1977-87 Malcolm M. Lucas 1987-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1856: James H. Ralston (Dem), defeated.
  • 1857 Sep 18: Hugh C. Murray, died in office.
  • 1887 Mar 2: Robert F. Morrison, died in office.
  • 1888: William H. Beatty, elected.
  • 1914 Aug 4: William H. Beatty, died in office.
  • 1986: Rose Bird, defeated.
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