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John Morton Eshleman
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Lieutenant Governor of California
Former officeholder
In office
January 15, 1915 – February 28, 1916
Regent of University of California, Berkeley
Prior offices
Member, California Public Utilities Commission
District Attorney, Imperial County
Deputy State Labor Commissioner
Place of birthVilla Ridge, Illinois
John Morton Eshleman (June 14, 1876 – February 28, 1916) served as California Lieutenant Governor from January 15, 1915 until his death on February 28, 1916. He was a member of the Progressive Party.[2]


Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, Eshleman won election to the California Public Utilities Commission and, before that, as District Attorney of Imperial County. His political career began in 1903 when the Governor appointed him to be Deputy State Labor Commissioner.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
A. J. Wallace
Lieutenant Governor of California
Succeeded by
William Dennison Stephens