Jo Hamilton (politician)

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Jo Hamilton
Born 1827
Kentucky
Died 1904
Nationality American
Occupation Lawyer and politician
Years active 1860s-1880s
Jo Hamilton
District Attorney of Placer County, California
In office
1860–1860
In office
1862–1862
Jo Hamilton
Attorney General
In office
1867–1871
In office
1875–1880

Jo Hamilton (1827–1904) was a California lawyer and politician eho among his roles served as California Attorney General 1867-1871 and again 1875-1880.[1] He also served as Trustee of the State Library, 1874-82. He was a pioneer lawyer of Placer County, California where he served as District Attorney in 1860 and again 1862 and he was also listed as a leading Democrat of California and was one of the best known lawyers of his time.[2] After retiring, he continued to practice law in Auburn, Placer County.[3]

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Preceded by
John C. McCullough
Attorney General of California
1867–1871
Succeeded by
John Lord Love
Preceded by
John Lord Love
Attorney General of California
1875–1880
Succeeded by
Augustus L. Hart