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Abraham Ruef
Birth: Sep. 2, 1864
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 29, 1936
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Labor Leader. He was an influential political manipulator in San Francisco during the turn of the 20th century. He funded and supported the election of Eugene Schmitz (thought by many to have been one of the most corrupt mayors in the history of San Francisco or elsewhere). Many believe Ruef used Schmitz as a puppet mayor in order to meet his own political agendas. The near complete destruction of the city of San Francisco following the earthquake of 1906 was in part due to the corruption in the city government, of which Ruef was a major part. He (along with Schmitz) was eventually indicted and charged with extortion and bribery for taking money from businessmen for votes. He spent nearly 4 and a half years in San Quentin Prison for his part in this. (bio by: Maude) 
 
Burial:
Eternal Home Cemetery
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Maude
Record added: Jan 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13129167
Abraham Ruef
Added by: Maude
 
Abraham Ruef
Added by: Maude
 
Abraham Ruef
Added by: Maude
 
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- Bunny
 Added: Apr. 11, 2015

- Bernard Johnson
 Added: May. 19, 2014
I've just read about you and all the corruption. I hope you have finally found peace.
- Don MacBeth
 Added: May. 16, 2013
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