Delos R. Ashley

Delos R. Ashley
State Treasurer of California
In office
Governor Leland Stanford
Preceded by Thomas Findley
Succeeded by Romualdo Pacheco
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's At-Large district
In office
March 4, 1865  March 3, 1869
Preceded by Henry G. Worthington
Succeeded by Thomas Fitch
Member of the California Senate
In office
Member of the California State Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born (1828-02-19)February 19, 1828
Arkansas Post, Arkansas Territory
Died July 18, 1873(1873-07-18) (aged 45)
San Francisco, California
Political party Republican

Delos Rodeyn Ashley (February 19, 1828 – July 18, 1873) was a California and Nevada politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from Nevada.


Aslhey was born at Arkansas Post, Arkansas Territory on February 19, 1819. He received his education in the local schools, studied law in Monroe, Michigan, was admitted to the bar in 1849, and moved to Monterey, California, where he established a practice.

A Republican, he served as district attorney of Monterey County from 1851 to 1852. From 1854 to 1855 he represented the 3rd District in the California State Assembly. From 1856 to 1857 Ashley served in the California State Senate. He served as California State Treasurer from 1862 to 1863.

In 1864 Ashley moved to Virginia City, Nevada. Later that year he was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Nevada's at-large district. He was reelected in 1866 and served from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1869. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1868. Ashley moved to Pioche, Nevada in 1871 and resumed practicing law.

His health began to fail in 1872 and Ashley moved to San Francisco, California. He lived in retirement until his death in San Francisco on July 18, 1873. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery in San Francisco, and was later part of a mass reburial of Calvary Cemetery remains at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma, California, Section H.


Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Findley
Treasurer of California
Succeeded by
Romualdo Pacheco
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry G. Worthington
United States House of Representatives, Nevada At-Large
Succeeded by
Thomas Fitch

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