Roger Lapham

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Birthday
6, 1883
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 16, 1966 (82)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1883
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 16, 1966 (82)

About

Shipowner, businessman, and Republican politician who served as the 32nd mayor of San Francisco from 1944 to 1948. Due to the increasing of streetcar fares during his tenure he became subject to the first recall attempt in city history.

Before Fame

He made a small fortune in shipping, which he used it to finance a career in politics after graduating from Harvard.

Trivia

He became president of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company in 1925.

Family Life

His grandson Lewis H. Lapham served as the longtime editor of Harper's Magazine and he was the uncle of Christopher Lloyd.

Associated With

Like him, Gavin Newsom ran into controversy as mayor of San Francisco.