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Frank M. Pixley, 8th Attorney General
” After losing his reelection bid for Attorney General, he ventured east to catch a taste of the Civil War. He posed as a California Senator so he could ride side by side with General Grant at the Battle of Cold Harbor. Pixley retired from politics in 1877 to pursue his lifelong dream - newspaper publishing - creating the weekly publication, the Argonaut. He died in San Francisco in 1895 at the age of 70.