The collection consists of papers
related to the political, business and personal life of Southern California real estate developer
and politician Philip A. Stanton (1868-1945). The majority of the collection
concerns Philip Stanton’s political relationships, ambitions, and positions.
Philip Ackley Stanton (1868-1929) came to California in 1887, became president of several real
estate companies, and was responsible for building the towns of Huntington Beach
(originally Pacific City, 1901) and Seal Beach (originally Bay City, 1915). The town
of Stanton is named after him and he assisted in its 1911 incorporation. He served
in the California assembly (1903-10), including a term as speaker from 1909 to 1910,
served as a member of the Republican National Committee for California 1912 to 1916.
In 1910, Stanton lost the Republican gubernatorial primary to the progressive Hiram
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