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Joseph W. Winans


-- a San Francisco lawyer (born in New York City)

Joseph Winans was born on July 19, 1820 in New York City. He received his A.B. in 1840, and his M.A. in 1843, both from Columbia College. He practiced law from 1843 to 1849 when he arrived in San Francisco, where he continued his legal practice. He served as city attorneyr for Sacramento for several years beginning in 1852 and was elected president of the San Francisco Board of Education in 1865. He was a delegate to the California Constitutional Convention of 1878.

Winans's poems appeared, with some frequently, in California newspapers, beginning in 1855, under the pseudonym “Glycus.”

Joseph W. Winans
Oscar Tully Shuck, History of the Bench and Bar of California 449-451
(Los Angeles: The Commercial Printing House, 1901)

Joseph W. Winans
Oscar Tully Shuck, Representative and Selective Men of the Pacific 249-270
(San Francisco: Bacon, 1870)