Biographies

Below is a list of persons that have held the office of supervisor in Napa County since 1852. This is a continuing (uncompleted) project! - we hope you enjoy reading about their stories as we develop them.

The biographies on this website have been compiled largely from the eight resources listed below, as well as census records, voter registers, vital statistics (birth/marriage/death), and cemetery records.  Full bibliographic references can be found by clicking on each resource.

Menefee (1873)
Menefee, Campbell Augustus, Historical and Descriptive Sketch Book of Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino.  Napa City: Reporter Publishing House (1873).  {Google book; digitized 2008}

Smith & Elliott (1878)
Smith, Clarence L. & Wallace W. Elliott, Illustrations of Napa County California with historical sketch.  Oakland: Smith & Elliott (1878)

Palmer (1881)
Palmer, Lyman, History of Napa and Lake Counties, California.  San Francisco: Slocum, Bowen & Company (1881).  {Google book; digitized 2005}

Lewis (1891)
Memorial and biographical history of Northern California.  Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company (1891).  {Digitized at https://archive.org}

Wallace (1901)

History of Napa County.  Editor: W.F. Wallace; compiled by Tillie Kanaga.  Oakland, CA: Enquirer Print (1901).  {Google book; digitized 2012}

Irvine (1905)

History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume I.  Editor: Leigh H. Irvine.  Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Company (1905).  {Digitized at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ca/state1/newca/newcatoc.html}

[Biographies section ONLY was consulted.]

Gregory (1912)
Gregory, Thomas Jefferson, History of the Solano and Napa Counties, California: With Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the Counties who Have Been Identified with Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present Time.  Los Angeles, CA: Historic Record Company (1912).  1043 pages.  [Google book, original from UC, digitized 2012.]  [Book is also searchable at ancestry.com]

Hunt & Gunn (1926)
Hunt, Marguerite, and Harry Lawrence Gunn, History of Solano County and Napa County, California.  Chicago, IL: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. (1926). 

Board Member Biographies

Last Name First Name Term District Biographies
Alexander William Franklin 1905-1916
5
Biography
Allen Charles Henry 1857-1859 1 Biography
Anderson Dewey Kay 1965-1972 5 Biography
Baldridge William 1854-1855   Biography
Battisti Paul Oreste 1989-1996 4 Biography
Bernard Edward Eugene 1969-1972 2 Biography
Boggs Albert Gallatin 1866-1866   Bripgraphy
Boynton Edwin N. 1869-1871   Biography
Brown Smith 1867-1868   Biography
Brownlee Robert 1871-1874   Biography
Bruck Bismarck 1907-1914 3 Biography
Burgess Charles Melzar 1891-1898 3 Biography
Burtnett Peter 1862-1867   Biography
Bush Frank William 1897-1904 5 Biography
Caiocca, Jr.  Julius George 1955-1970 3 Biography
Caldwell Keith 2009-2016 5 Biography
Chapman, Jr. Sam T. 1975- 1982 1 Biography
Chew William Lincoln 1981-1984 2 Biography
Clark Norman "Pete" Delmar 1945-1968 4 Biography
Clark Reuben Curtis 1943-1944 4 Biography
Collins Samuel Wallace 1885-1890 3 Biography
Cornwell  George Norris 1859-1862   Biography
DeWeese Geo. Washington 1875-1876,
1882-1895
1 Biography
Dickenson Howard Harold 1951-1966 1 Biography
Dillon Diane 2003 - Present 3 Biography
Dodd Bill 2000-2014 4 Biography
Dudley Joseph M. 1853-1854   Biography
Eby, Jr.  Gordon L.  1961-1964 5 Biography
Edington Lowell Joseph 1945-1952 2 Biography
Elgin William Anderson 1861-1862   Biography
Ellis Frederick William 1872-1875   Biography
Ellis Ralph 1868-1869   Biography
Epley Thomas Henry 1885-1886 1 Biography
Evey Edward 1856-1857   Biography
Fagiani Andrew Giovanni 1953-1964 2 Biography
Ferguson Jack L. 1965-1968 2 Biography
Ferriole Vincent Michael 1991-1998 1 Biography
Finnell John William 1862-1872   Biography
Garflied Zenas Wheeler 1889-1892 5 Biography
Geer Hampton Smith 1911-1911 4 Biography
Geotting Jay 1985-1988 5 Biography
Goodwin Asa Fuller 1874-1875   Biography
Gordon Frank Leslie 1909-1910 4 Biography
Gosling Caleb 1885-1890 4 Biography
Graves William Burns 1885-1888 2 Biography
Gregory Ryan 2016 - Present 2 Biography 
Grigsby Achilles Fine 1857-1858   Biography
Grigsby Fred William 1933-1944 2 Biography
Grigsby Jesse Foster 1854-1856   Biography
Haile Richard Carroll 1853-1855   Biography
Hamilton John McClellan 1852   Biography
Harris Henry Harrison 1875-1877   Biography
Haskin William Anson 1857-1858,
1860-1861
  Biography
Hein Mark  1915-1926 1 Biography
Imrie Arthur Wylie 1929-1932 2 Biography
Ink Theron Hotchkiss 1874-1879   Biography
James Bennett 1874-1875   Biography
Kellogg Florentine Erwin 1852-1853   Biography
Larmier Isaac Newton 1856-1857   Biography
Lauritsen Albert Miller 1949-1960 5 Biography
Light Ephraim 1899-1906 3 Biography
Lillie Leonard Gates 1855-1856   Biography
Luce Mark 1997-2016 2 Biography
Lyman William Whittingham 1883-1885   Biography
Martz Dowell Edward 1975-1982 3 Biography
Maxwell Thomas 1917-1948 5 Biography
McCormick John William 1915-1922 3 Biography
McCullough Kathleen 1985-1988 2 Biography
McFatridge Milo Milton 1895-1898 1 Biography
McNeil James 1853-1854   Biography
Mecklenberg Joseph 1865-1877   Biography
Mikolajcik John Joseph 1981-1984,
1989-1992
5 Biography
Minahen Ralph Eugene 1927-1950 1 Biography
Moore Joseph Elmer 1921-1943 4 Biography
Moser Christian 1893-1896 5 Biography
Moskowite Harold 1977-1988,
2005-2008
4, 5 Biography
Musick Lanson Trigg 1858-1859   Biography
Negri Fredrick Lewis 1989-1996 2 Biography
Norriss Eugene Martin 1973-1980 2 Biography
Patrick Jasper Newton 1907-1915 1 Biography
Peatman Joseph G.  1969-1972 4 Biography
Pedroza Alfredo 2014 -Present 4 Biography 
Pellet  Henry Alphonse 1877-1880   Biography
Phillips Frank S. 1911-1912 4 Biography
Putnam Ansel Wallace 1855-1856   Biography
Ramos Belia 2016 - Present 5 Biography
Raney Andrew Jackson 1893-1909 4 Biography
Raney William Greenwood 1909-1909 4 Biography
Rippey  Mike 1993-2004 5 Biography
Ritchey Silas 1862-1865   Biography
Robinson Eli Warren 1875-1882   Biography
Safley Andrew 1874-1876   Biography
Salmon William McKinney 1880-1882   Biography
Sears Marshall Edward 1971-1974 3 Biography
Seawell William Neely 1862-1862   Biography
Simms Virginia "Ginny" H.  1973-1976 4 Biography
Smittle  John Williamson 1889-1892 4 Biography
Swift John Jackson 1885-1888 5 Biography
Tamagni Charles 1915-1926 3 Biography
Thomann John 1880-1882   Biography
Thompson Thomas 1862-1866   Biography
Trubody William Alexander 1867-1869,
1889-1893
2 Biography
Tuteur John 1973-1980 5 Biography
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Vandeleur Matthias 1901-1904 2 Biography
Varrelman Mel 1983-2002 3 Biography
Wagenknecht Brad 1999 - Present 1 Biography
Wardner Shubael 1893-1897 2 Biography
Wassum  Charles Harrison 1913-1920 4 Biography
Webber John Lee 1905-1912 2 Biography
Webber Samuel Jefferson 1913-1928 2 Biography
White Robert E 1983-1990 1 Biography
Whitton Jesse Warren 1852-1853,
1856-1862
  Biography
Wigger Henry Martin 1967-1974 1 Biography
Wilcox James Martin 1887-1890 1 Biography
Winter Kathryn 1997-2000 4 Biography
Young Elisha Glover 1874-1875   Biography