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 Milton Slocum Latham

Milton Slocum Latham

Birth
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Mar 1882 (aged 54)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Section L, Lot 88
Memorial ID 5307 · View Source
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US Congressman, California Governor, US Senator. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Latham graduated from Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1845 and was admitted to the bar in 1848. After briefly serving as a circuit court clerk for Russell County, Alabama, he moved to California in 1850 and a year later was appointed district attorney of Sacramento County. In 1853 he was elected to serve in the United States House of Representatives until 1855. In 1859 he was elected to serve as the 6th Governor of California. Inaugurated on January 9, 1860, his term as governor lasted only five days before he resigned on January 14 to be appointed to the United States Senate, filling the vacancy caused by the death of David Broderick after a duel in September 1859, a post he held until 1863. After leaving office, he served as manager of the San Francisco branch of the London & San Francisco Bank from 1865 until 1878 and then as president of the New York Mining and Stock Exchange from 1879 until his death. Originally buried at San Francisco's Laurel Hill Cemetery, he was later moved to Cypress Lawn Memorial Park following the outlawing of cemeteries within San Francisco city limits.

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  • Added: 30 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5307
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Milton Slocum Latham (23 May 1827–4 Mar 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5307, citing Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .