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Milton Slocum Latham

Milton Slocum Latham, American senator. member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from California, 33d Congress, 1853-1855; member United States Senate from California, 1860-1863.

Background

  • Latham, Milton Slocum was born on May 23, 1827 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Bela and Juliana (Sterritt) Latham.

  • Education

    • Graduate Jefferson College, O., 1845.

    Career

    • Bar, 1848; clerk Recorder’s Court, San Francisco, 1850. District attorney Sacramento County (California), 1851. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from California, 33d Congress, 1853-1855.

      Collector Port of San Francisco, 1855-1857. Governor California, January 9-14, 1860. Member United States Senate from California, 1860-1863.

      Manager San Francisco office London & San Francisco Bank, 1865-1872. President New York Mining and Stock Exchange, New York City, 1880-1882.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from California, 33d Congress, 1853-1855. Member United States Senate from California, 1860-1863.

    Connections

    • Married Sophie Birsall, 1853. Married second, Mary McMullin, 1870.
    • father: Bela Latham
    • mother: Juliana (Sterritt) Latham
    • spouses: Sophie Birsall
    • Mary McMullin
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    Born March 23, 1827
    Died March 4, 1882
    (aged 54)
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