Mojave River Valley Museum
John Daggett was born in Newark, New York, May 9, 1833. He came to California ca. 1852, at age 19, with his brother David and was elected to the Assembly in 1858, and re-elected in 1859, and 1880. Daggett was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1882. He was appointed Superintendent of the United States Mint in San Francisco in 1893, in which capacity he served for four years. He held interest in the Calico Mine in
San Bernardino County. The
in this mining area, was named for him. He died August 30, 1919.
Daggett served as the Lieutenant Governor of California from 1883-1887.
source - California State Library