John C. McCullough

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John C. McCullough (1858 – February 28, 1920) was the Attorney General of California from 1863 to 1867. Prior to that, he served on the California State Assembly, 5th district.


McCullough mainly focused his efforts to regain the state’s possession of swamplands that were owned by private individuals and corporations. The swamplands that McCullough wanted the state to own were located beneath San Francisco Bay.[1]


John C. McCullough died on February 28, 1920 in Los Angeles, California at age 62.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "John C. McCullough, 9th Attorney General". State of California Department of Justice. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
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Preceded by
Frank M. Pixley
Attorney General of California
Succeeded by
Jo Hamilton