Ferdinand Baehr

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Ferdinand William Baehr (1822–1892) was a Republican politician from California. He served as California State Treasurer in 1871-1875.


In 1869, the San Francisco Directory listed Ferdinand Baehr as a manufacturing jeweler with the firm Baehr William & Co.[1]

Family man[edit]

Ferdinand Baehr married Augusta Catharine Scroder in 1857.[2] They had a son William Baehr Jr.,[3] who became a partner in the firm A. Gerberding & Co.[4]

State office-holder[edit]

Ferdinand Baehr became California State Treasurer after winning elections on Republican ticket on September 6, 1871, and served as state treasurer until September 7, 1875,[5] when he lost after running as an independent candidate.[6]


Political offices
Preceded by
Antonio F. Coronel
State Treasurer of California
Succeeded by
José G. Estudillo