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 James Dwyer Byrnes

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James Dwyer Byrnes

Birth
County Tipperary, Ireland
Death 10 May 1903 (aged 71)
San Mateo County, California, USA
Burial San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 82888497 View Source
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California Senator

His parents died while he was a child, and at the age of fourteen years he went to New York City.

In 1851 he married Margaret Crowley. They came to California in 1855 and lived in San Francisco for three years, then moved to San Mateo county and entered into business on the coast.

His early political career consisted of being chairman of the Board of Supervisors, a position he held for many years. He was then elected to the California Assembly, and, with the exception of two terms, was a member of the Senate for twenty years.

His first Senatorial position was as a representative of what was then known as the Fifth District which comprised a part of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz counties.


Children:
James E. Byrnes of San Francisco
Thomas E. Byrnes of San Mateo
Mrs. Margaret T. Bigley of San Mateo
Mrs. E. A. (Barbara) Husing of San Mateo
Miss Annie Byrnes of San Mateo
Miss Mary Byrnes of San Mateo

Siblings:
Edmund Byrnes of San Francisco
Mrs. William (Mary Ann Byrnes) Feehan of San Francisco


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