Lewis Francis Byington
Byington was born in Downieville, California, one of the historic mining towns in northern California. He was a son of Lewis Byington, one of the early pioneer citizen of northern California and Catherine (Freehill) Byington. His grandmother was Abigail Webster, a cousin of Daniel Webster.
Lewis Byington was a member of the California bar and practiced his profession in San Francisco since 1890. Byington was president of the San Francisco civil service commission for major James Rolph. In 1898 he was elected a Supervisor of San Francisco. In 1899 he was elected District Attorney, in which position he prosecuted the murderer Cordelia Botkin.
Byington wrote the following books:
- Downieville and its Historic Past
- Sierra County and Its Historic Past
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- *The Political Graveyard.
- Bailey Millard (1924). "History of the San Francisco Bay Region". The American Historical Society, Inc. p. 83-84. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
- San Francisco: its builders, past and present, pictorial, Page 249
- *Reno Evening Gazette, Sept. 14, 1931, p. 15.
- TWO LEADING FIGURES IN THE RECENT BOTKIN MURDER TRIAL, in the Tacoma Times; published April 30, 1904; retrieved August 16, 2015 (via Chronicling America)
- WorldCat http://www.worldcat.org/wcidentities/lccn-nr94043505