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The Silver Dons, 1833-1865

HISTORICAL STATISTICS

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE (ALCALDES) AT SAN DIEGO 1841-1850

UNDER MEXICAN RULE

1841   Rosario Aguilar, juez de paz
1841   Jesús Moreno, suplente (substitute)
1842   José Antonio Congora, juez de paz
1842   José M. Alvarado, suplente
1843   Joaquin Ortega, juez de paz
1843   José Antonio Congora, juez de paz (succeeded Ortega in May)
1843   José Maria Orozco, suplente
1844   Juan Maria Marrón, juez de paz
1844   Thomas Wrightington, suplente
1845   Francisco M. Alvarado, juez de paz
1845   José Antonio Estudillo, juez de paz (temporary)
1845   José Ramon Arguello, suplente
1846   José Ramon Arguello, sub-prefect, appointed in April, until arrival of Americans
1846   José Antonio Estudillo, juez de paz
1846   Juan M. Osuna, juez de paz (at first declined office and possibly did not act)
1846   Miguel Pedrorena, juez de paz (served in Estudillo’s absence)

UNDER AMERICAN RULE

1846   Joaquin Ortega, juez de paz (from August)
1846   Henry D. Fitch, suplente (from August)
1847   Henry D. Fitch, juez de paz
1847   Lt. Robert Clift, juez de paz (succeeded Fitch in June)
1847   Philip Crosthwaite, suplente (possibly was appointed with Fitch)
1847   Thomas Wrightington, suplente (believed to have served in Crosthwaite’s place)
1848   Juan Bandini, juez de paz (March 29-Sept. 27)
1848   E. L. Brown, suplente (appointed April 15)
1848   Juan María Marrón, juez de paz (elected Oct. 3)
1849   Dennis Gahagan, alcalde


GOVERNORS OF CALIFORNIA 1833-1867

MEXICAN RULE

1833-1835   José Figueroa
1835-1836   José Castro, ad interim to January, 1836
1836   Nicolás Guitérrez, ad interim (January to May)
1836   Mariano Chico, May to August
1836   Nicolás Guitérrez, ad interim to November
1836-1842   Juan B. Alvarado, ad interim 1836-1839
1842-1845   Manuel Micheltorena
1845-1846   Pio Pico

AMERICAN RULE

Military
1846   Commodore John D. Sloat, July 7th
1846   Commodore Robert F. Stockton, July 29th
1847   General John C. Fremont, January 19th
1847   General Stephen W. Kearny, March 1st
1847-1849   Colonel Richard B. Mason, May 31st
1849   General Persifor F. Smith, February 28th
1849   General Bennett Riley, April 12th

Civilian
1849-1851   Peter H. Burnett, Democrat
1851-1852   John McDougal, Democrat
1852-1856   John Bigler, Democrat
1856-1858   J. Neely Johnson, Know-Nothin
1858-1860   John B. Weller, Democrat
1860   Milton S. Lathan, Democrat
1860-1862   John G. Downey, Democrat
1862-1863   Leland Stanford, Republican
1863-1867   Frederick F. Low, Union