PAGE, Horace Francis (1833-1890)

PAGE, HORACE FRANCIS, a Representative from California; born near Medina, Orleans County, N.Y., October 20, 1833; attended the public schools and Millville Academy; taught school in La Porte County, Ind., until 1854, when he moved to California and engaged in the sawmill business near Colfax; moved to Placerville and engaged in the livery-stable business; became engaged in mining and as a mail contractor and stage proprietor; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in California; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the State senate in 1869; major in the California Militia; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Commerce (Forty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; died in San Francisco, Calif., August 23, 1890; interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.

Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Papers: 1881-1882, 9 letters.
A series of letters written from Horace F. Page to C.C. Williams between January 1881 and July 1882 in response to the latter's seeking of a presidential appointment for a consulship. Page writes repeatedly to Williams that he is doing all he can to secure Williams such a position, and urges him to come to Washington or continue to wait patiently for a position to become available. Page also offers Williams a place in the pension office, which Williams declined.


University of California
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: 1880, 2 pages.
A letter from Horace Francis Page to Rutherford B. Hayes written on July 21, 1880. The contents of the letter relates to charges made by Horace Francis Page against H.L. Dodge, Superintendent of the U.S. Branch Mint at San Francisco.

  • Williams, C. C. Congressional career of the Hon. H. F. Page, Representative of the Second District of California and renominated for a fifth term. San Francisco: Francis, Valentine & Co., printers, 1880.