Pioneer Governors: William Irwin, 1875-1880

William Irwin As President pro Tempore of the State Senate, William Irwin assumed the role of acting lieutenant governor when Romualdo Pacheco stepped into the governor’s chair after Newton Booth’s resignation in February 1875. Irwin had first Continue reading Pioneer Governors: William Irwin, 1875-1880

Pioneer Governors: Romualdo Pacheco 1875-1875

Gov PachecoElected as Lieutenant Governor in 1871, Pacheco assumed the office of governor on February 27, 1875 upon the resignation of Newton Booth, serving as governor until December 9, 1875. He was the first California-born governor, and remains the only Continue reading Pioneer Governors: Romualdo Pacheco 1875-1875