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Birth Date:December 30, 1825
Astrology Sign:Capricron
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Died Date:July 14, 1892

Occupation:US Politician

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Newton Booth

Biography:Newton Booth (December 30, 1825 - July 14, 1892) was an American politician.

Born in Salem, Indiana, he attended the common schools. In 1841, his parents Beebe and Hannah Booth moved from Salem to Terre Haute, Indiana. Newton graduated from Asbury University, later renamed DePauw University, in nearby Greencastle, Indiana. He studied law in Terre Haute and was admitted to the bar in 1850. In the same year he moved to California, where he temporarily engaged in the wholesale grocery business at Sacramento. He made his fortune as a saloon keeper. He returned to Terre Haute in 1857 and engaged in the practice of law with future U.S. Congressman Harvey D. Scott until 1860, when he returned to Sacramento, and again engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was the uncle of author Booth Tarkington, son of his sister Elizabeth Booth, who was raised in Terre Haute.

Booth was elected to the California State Senate in 1862, serving in 1863, and was the 11th Governor of California from December 8, 1871 to February 27, 1875, when he resigned, having been elected to the United States Senate.

Elected as an Anti-Monopolist, he served as a Senator from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1881; he was not a candidate for reelection in 1880. During his time in the Senate he served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Manufacturers and the U.S. Senate Committee on Patents, both during the 45th Congress.

After serving in Congress, he returned to his wholesale mercantile business in Sacramento. He died there in 1892 and is buried in the City Cemetery.

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Preceded by: Henry Huntly Haight Governors of California 1871-1875 Succeeded by: Romualdo Pacheco Preceded by: John S. Hager U.S. Senator (Class 1) from California 1875-1881 Succeeded by: John F. Miller

Governors of California Burnett • McDougall • Bigler • J. Johnson • Weller • Latham • Downey • Stanford • Low • Haight • Booth • Pacheco • Irwin • Perkins • Stoneman • Bartlett • Waterman • Markham • Budd • Gage • Pardee • Gillett • H. Johnson • Stephens • Richardson • Young • Rolph • Merriam • Olson • Warren • Knight • P. Brown • Reagan • J. Brown • Deukmejian • Wilson • Davis • Schwarzenegger

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Newton Booth's Personality Tarot Card Death - Personality Card

Birthday: December 30, 1825

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.

Newton Booth's Character Tarot Card The Emperor - Character Card

Birthday: December 30, 1825

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.

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Based on this year's birthday

Newton Booth's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: December 30, 2017

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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