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James Rolph, Jr
Birth: Aug. 23, 1869
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1934
California, USA

27th California Governor, San Francisco Mayor. Known as "Sunny Jim", he was a popular and longest elected mayor of San Francisco, California, holding the position from 1912 to 1931. It would be Rolph who would sign the order to evict all cemeteries from San Francisco city limits. In 1931, he was elected the 27th Governor of California and became rather unpopular. The sudden turn in his popularity was caused in part from his support of the lynchings of Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes by San Jose residents for the murder of Brooke Hart. He would ultimately die while in office. (bio by: G.Photographer) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Rolph (1839 - 1918)
  Margaret Nicol Rolph (____ - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Annie Marshall Reid Rolph (1872 - 1956)*
 
 Children:
  James Rolph (1904 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Rolph (1869 - 1934)
  George Morrison Rolph (1873 - 1932)*
  Mildred Teresa Rolph Moore (1877 - 1971)*
  Elizabeth Jane Rolph (1882 - 1974)*
  Thomas Rolph (1885 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 37.67642, -122.46392
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: G.Photographer
Record added: Apr 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10851333
James Rolph, Jr
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James Rolph, Jr
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James Rolph, Jr
Added by: G.Photographer
 
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On your 142nd birthday..born in San Francisco, California
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