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George Hyde

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George Hyde

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
16 Aug 1890 (aged 70)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial
Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section I, Row 26, Area 10
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San Francisco Alcalde (Mayor). Born in Philadelphia and a graduate of Mount St. Mary's College of Emmitsburg, Maryland, Hyde studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. With the coming of the Mexican War, he volunteered for service and was appointed clerk to Commodore Robert F. Stockton of the US Navy. Arriving with Stockton in Monterrey, California in July 1846, he was soon discharged and moved to the town of Yerba Buena, later to be renamed San Francisco, a month later. In December 1846, he was appointed acting Alcalde (Mayor) of San Francisco after Alcalde Washington Bartlett was briefly taken prisoner by Californian forces, a post he held until January 1847. In June 1847 he was appointed the third American Alcalde (Mayor) of San Francisco serving until April 1848.
San Francisco Alcalde (Mayor). Born in Philadelphia and a graduate of Mount St. Mary's College of Emmitsburg, Maryland, Hyde studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. With the coming of the Mexican War, he volunteered for service and was appointed clerk to Commodore Robert F. Stockton of the US Navy. Arriving with Stockton in Monterrey, California in July 1846, he was soon discharged and moved to the town of Yerba Buena, later to be renamed San Francisco, a month later. In December 1846, he was appointed acting Alcalde (Mayor) of San Francisco after Alcalde Washington Bartlett was briefly taken prisoner by Californian forces, a post he held until January 1847. In June 1847 he was appointed the third American Alcalde (Mayor) of San Francisco serving until April 1848.

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