Newton Booth

Newton Booth

Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA
Death 14 Jul 1892 (aged 66)
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Memorial ID 4193 · View Source
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California Governor, US Senator. He was born in the state of Indiana where he attended school, including Asbury University (later renamed DePauw University) and law school. In 1850, when just 25 years of age, he travelled to the newly-minted state of California where he made his fortune in the mercantile business, first as a grocer and later as a saloon keeper. He engaged in politics beginning in the 1860s and became the 11th Governor of California (1871-1875) and a U.S. Senator (1875-1881). After his stint in politics he returned to his mercantile interests in the city of Sacramento where he died in 1892. The "old Newton Booth place" in Sacramento became East Lawn Cemetery in 1904.

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