BUDD, James Herbert, a Representative from California; born in Janesville, Rock County,
Wis., May 18, 1851; moved to California in 1859 with his parents, who settled
in Stockton; attended the public schools in Stockton and Brayton College,
Oakland, in 1869; was graduated from the University of California at Berkeley
in 1873; served as lieutenant colonel on the Governors staff in 1873 and 1874;
deputy district attorney in 1873 and 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar
in 1874 and commenced practice in Stockton; served as first lieutenant in the
California National Guard and was promoted to major of the line; elected as a
Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); declined
to be a candidate for reelection in 1884; appointed police and fire
commissioner of Stockton in 1889; member of the board for drafting the city
charter in 1889; Governor of California 1894-1898; resumed the practice of law
in San Francisco; died in Stockton, Calif., July 30, 1908; interment in Rural
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