John McDougall

John McDougall

Birth
Ross County, Ohio, USA
Death 30 Mar 1866 (aged 47–48)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Laurel Hill Mound (unmarked)
Memorial ID 44552278 · View Source
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California Governor. A native of Ohio, McDougall first saw military service in 1832 when he volunteered to serve in the Blackhawk War. With the coming of the Mexican War in 1846, he was commissioned an officer with the Indian volunteers, serving with distinction until war's end. Moving to California in 1849, he quickly became involved in the politics of the new state and was elected to serve as the first Lieutenant Governor of California. Following the sudden resignation of Gov. Peter Burnett on January 9, 1851, McDougall was appointed in his place to serve as the 2nd Governor of California until 1852. Originally buried in San Francisco's Laurel Hill Cemetery, he was later moved to Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma following the eviction of cemeteries from San Francisco city limits. He was the brother of Civil War Naval officer Adm. David S. McDougal and of Civil War Bvt. Brig. Gen. Dr. Charles McDougall.

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  • Originally Created by: G.Photographer
  • Added: 19 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44552278
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John McDougall (1818–30 Mar 1866), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44552278, citing Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .