Executive Orders and Proclamations
Use the California State Library’s interactive tool to search for Executive Orders and Proclamations from every governor since California became a state in 1850 through 2007. In the coming months, we will be adding additional Executive Orders and Proclamations from 2008 to the present time. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please Ask a Librarian for assistance.
The signed originals of all Executive Orders and Proclamations are housed at the California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. The California State Archives is located at 1020 O Street in Sacramento.
|Governor||Type||Date Signed||Date Filed||Tags||Notes|
|Bigler, John||Proclamation||January 1852||County of Yuba, Special election, vacancy||handwritten|
|Bigler, John||Proclamation||April 1853||Frederick A. Snyder, Assembly vacancies, Elcan Heydenfeldt, James M Taylor, John Sime, Samuel Flower, Special Election||Handwritten|
|Bigler, John||Proclamation||August 1853||General election, John Walters or Walton?, Senate vacancy||Handwritten|
|Bigler, John||Proclamation||August 1853||General election, Samuel Brannon, Senate vacancy||Handwritten; mostly illegible|
|Bigler, John||Proclamation||October 1853||Assembly runoff election, Sonoma County, Special election||Handwritten - difficult to read|
|Bigler, John||Proclamation||December 1853||Assembly Vacancy, James A. Carson, Special election||Handwritten|
|Bigler, John||Proclamation||December 1853||Assembly vacancy, Lindsay Carson, Special Election||Handwritten|
|Bigler, John||Proclamation||January 1855||Assembly vacancy, E. R. Galvin, Special election||Handwritten. Approximate date that Proclamation may have been issued.|