Cornelius W. Pendleton

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Corneilus W. Pendleton
Member of the California Senate
from the 38th district
In office
January 5, 1903 – January 7, 1907
Preceded byAlvan T. Currier
Succeeded byH. S. G. McCartney
33rd Speaker of the California State Assembly
In office
January 1901 – March 1901
Preceded byAlden Anderson
Succeeded byArthur G. Fisk
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 74th district
In office
January 1, 1901 – January 2, 1903
Preceded byL. H. Valentine
Succeeded byFrederick W. Houser
In office
January 2, 1893 – January 4, 1897
Preceded byW. A. Hawley
Succeeded byL. H. Valentine
Personal details
Cornelius Welles Pendleton

January 4, 1859
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 17, 1936 (age 77)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Elizabeth E. Brower
(m. 1886)
EducationBrown University

Cornelius Welles Pendleton (January 4, 1859 – September 17, 1936), was a Republican politician from California who served in the California State Assembly, also serving as Speaker of the Assembly and later served in the state Senate.[1]


Pendleton was born in Brooklyn in 1859, and attended Brown University, graduating in 1881. He later studied law and taught school in Salinas, California. He was admitted to the California bar in 1884 and practiced for a year in San Francisco, where he was also married, before moving to Los Angeles.

He was elected to the California State Assembly from the 74th district in 1892 and served as Speaker in 1901. He was elected to the California State Senate in 1902, serving for 2 years. Pendleton was then appointed the U. S. Collector of Customs for the District of Los Angeles in 1906.[1]

Pendleton died on September 17, 1936, in Los Angeles.


  1. ^ a b Vassar, Alex; Myers, Shane. "Cornelius W. Pendleton". JoinCalifornia. JoinCalifornia. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
Preceded by Speaker of the California State Assembly
January 1901 – March 1901
Succeeded by