William Holden (politician)
He relocated to California in 1850, settled in Stanislaus County, and worked as a farmer and merchant in addition to practicing law. A Democrat, he became active in politics, and served in both the California State Assembly (1857-1858), (1865-1866), (1881-1882) and California State Senate (1858-1860), (1862-1864).
In 1866, Holden ran successfully for Lieutenant Governor, and served from 1867 to 1871.
- "Members of the California Senate". Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine. Vol. II no. 10. San Francisco, CA: Hutchings & Rosenfield. April 1, 1858. p. 438.
- Hendricks, W. C. (1889). Governmental Roster, State and County Governments of California. State Printing Office: Sacramento, CA. pp. 130, 160, 176.
Tim N. Machin
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