Republican who represented the state of California in the House from 1863 to 1865 and in the Senate from 1867 to 1873.
After graduating from Wesleyan University, he became a lawyer before turning to politics.
He lived 102 years, which at the time of his death was the longest life any former US Senator had ever lived.
Several streets in southern Los Angeles were named after him, which of course was a great tribute to his family name.
He represented the State of California long before Jerry Brown did.