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James H. Budd
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1895]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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James H. Budd was born on May 18, 1851 in Janesville, Wisconsin and his family moved to California when he was a young boy. Budd later attended U.C. Berkeley and was admitted to the bar in 1874. He became involved in politicas and served a single term in the U.S. House of Representatives. After a bitter campaign, Budd became the 19th governor of California on January 11, 1895. He pushed legislation through the California State Legislature in 1895 to create the Bureau of Highways, an agency to construct and manage maintenance to the state's growing road network. The Bureau of Highways later evolved into the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The next year, he authorized the purchase of the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road, making it the first state highway. Budd did not seek re-election because of failing health. He died on July 30, 1908.; Hazard's Pavilion was was a large auditorium located at the intersection of Fifth and Olive Streets in Los Angeles, California.
Photograph used for an article dated August 21, 1930; the caption reads "Torchlight drives of yore contrast with the Rolph-Young-Fitts campaign reaching thousands by radio. A street fight at Hazard's Pavilion featured the campaign of James H. Budd in the year 1894." James H. Budd, Governor of California is printed on the bottom of the picture.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 67
Budd, James Herbert,--1851-1908
Men--California--Los Angeles
Portrait photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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