James Rolph, Jr

James Rolph, Jr

Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 2 Jun 1934 (aged 64)
Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 10851333 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 25 Apr 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10851333
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Rolph, Jr (23 Aug 1869–2 Jun 1934), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10851333, citing Greenlawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .