Edward B. Pond

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Edward Bates Pond
21st Mayor of San Francisco
In office
January 7, 1887 – January 7, 1891
Preceded byWashington Bartlett
Succeeded byGeorge Henry Sanderson
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from Ward 6
In office
1883 – January 7, 1887
Preceded byGeorge Torrens
Succeeded byA.M. Burns
Personal details
Born(1833-09-07)September 7, 1833
Belleville, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 22, 1910(1910-04-22) (aged 76)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Resting placeMountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California
Political partyDemocratic

Edward Bates Pond (September 7, 1833 – April 22, 1910) was an American politician active in California. He was the 21st Mayor of San Francisco serving from 1887 to 1891.[1]

In 1890, he ran for Governor of California. At the California Democratic State Convention, San Francisco Boss Christopher Buckley backed Mayor Pond. Edward B. Pond defeated William D. English of Oakland for the nomination. In the general election, Edward Pond lost to Republican, Henry Markham.

His grandson was Samuel 'Pete' Pond (1914–2004), a former Dean at Stanford University.[2]


  1. ^ "Index to Politicians: Pomerville to Pooga". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 22, 2022.
  2. ^ "Onetime acting dean and longtime Business School administrator Samuel 'Pete' Pond dead at 90". Stanford News Release. Stanford University. November 1, 2004. Retrieved October 22, 2022.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Governor of California
Succeeded by