McKenna, Joseph (b. 1843)

Joseph McKenna, of Suisun, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 10, 1843; went to California with his parents in January, 1855 ; was District Attorney of Solano County for two terms, commencing in March, 1866 ; served in the California Legislature in the sessions of 1875 and 1876; was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for Congress in 1876 from the Third District, as the State was then districted, and was again the unsuccessful candidate in 1879 ; and was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Republican, receiving 17,435 votes against 13,197 votes for Glasscock, Democrat, and 212 votes for Burns, Prohibitionist.
1. U. S. Congressional Directory, Washington, D. C., 1886, page 10.

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