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Biography of Alfred J. Johnston of Sacramento

Alfred J. Johnston, born in Nevada County in 1857, was a prominent businessman in Sacramento. He headed the A. J. Johnston Company, the largest stationery and printing firm in the city, and managed a successful cannery on his foothill ranch in Eldorado County. His parents, David and Nancy S. (Glass) Johnston, were Pennsylvania natives who moved to California in 1852. Alfred pursued a career in printing and served as the state printing office superintendent for twelve years. He married Luella Buckminster in 1884, and they had five children. Johnston was active in Masonic, Elks, and Native Sons of the Golden West fraternities.

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Biography of Warren E. Doan of Sacramento

Warren E. Doan, born March 8, 1862, in Portland, Oregon, was the official court stenographer of Sacramento County, California, from 1897. Son of Riley R. and Sarah Catherine (Butler) Doan, Warren pursued a career as a court reporter after leaving school. He initially worked in Placer County before his long tenure in Sacramento. Warren married Kittie E. Young in 1883 and they had one son, Norman E. Doan. Riley R. Doan, Warren’s father, was an inventor and mechanic who moved westward in 1852 and held various occupations, including sawmill owner and mine foreman, before settling in Elmira, California.

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Frederick Cox

Biography of Hon. Frederick Cox of Sacramento

Hon. Frederick Cox, born January 16, 1828, in England, has significantly impacted banking and business in central California. After immigrating to America in 1846 and working in various trades, he co-founded a successful butchering business and later entered the cattle industry. In 1881, he helped establish the California State Bank, serving as its president since 1894. A prominent Democrat, he served in the California State Senate from 1882 to 1886. Cox’s long and respected career is marked by his enduring contributions to the financial and social fabric of Sacramento.

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