Simeon Pease Meads

from candidacy circular, 1910

Simeon Meads was a teacher and school principal in Oakland, California.  Born in Limington, Maine on 11 January 1849, he earned an AB degree from Bowdoin College in 1872.  He removed to California in 1876, working first as a real-estate agent before becoming principal of several schools.
     Meads wrote a chemistry textbook for high schools.  He received a patent for an electric alarm clock system in schools.  He organized a Baptist church.  He was a temperance lecturer.
     Meads also was active in politics.  He ran for Vice-Governor on the Prohibition ticket in 1902 and for Governor in 1910.  His autobiography, In My Own Lot and Place, was published in 1923.
    Simeon Meads died 1 October 1940.

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