James Phelan

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Birthday
20, 1861
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Aug 7, 1930 (69)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1861
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Aug 7, 1930 (69)

About

Democratic politician who was a Senator from California from 1915 to 1921. He was Mayor of San Francisco from 1897 to 1902, and after the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake, he helped oversee the spending of recovery funds.

Before Fame

He became a banker after studying law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Trivia

Phelan Avenue in San Franciso was named after him.

Family Life

He was born in San Francisco as the son of an Irish immigrant who had made a fortune during the Gold Rush.

Associated With

He and Dianne Feinstein were both senators from California.

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