Otto Funk
Washington Bartlett
Frank Merriam
Friend Richardson
Roscoe Arbuckle
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Slim Summerville
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James Rolph

Knowledge Identifier: +James_Rolph


James Rolph

American politician and a member of the Republican Party add

Category: Politics

Born in 1869.

Countries: California (60%), United States (30%), (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: California, Otto Funk, Washington Bartlett

Linked to: Republican Party, National Governors Association




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James Rolph was born in 1869 add something


Rolph was the second Governor to die in office, the first being Washington Bartlett in 1887 add something


Rolph entered the shipping business in 1900, by forming a partnership with George Hind add something


Previously, Rolph had been the 30th mayor of San Francisco from January 8, 1912 until his resignation to become governor add something


In 1915 he appeared as himself in an early documentary film titled "Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco ", which was directed by and starred Fatty Arbuckle add something


In 1924, Rolph appeared as himself in a Slim Summerville comedy short film, "Hello, Frisco" add something


Otto Funk - He reached San Francisco on July 25, 1929, where he was received by Mayor James Rolph, together with the cameras of Fox Movietone News


In turn, Hanna would support Rolph in his 1930 election as governor of California add something


He resigned in 1931 to assume the office of governor of California add something


He was elected to a single term as the 27th governor of California from January 6, 1931 until his death on June 2, 1934 at the height of the Great Depression add something


Friend Richardson - He served as the State Building and Loan Commissioner under James Rolph from 1932 to 1934, and later as the State Superintendent of Banks from 1934 to 1939 under his former campaign manager in 1922, Frank Merriam


After violence erupted during the San Joaquin cotton strike in October 1933, Governor Rolph appointed a fact-finding committee to investigate the deaths of several strikers add something


When the committee met in Visalia on October 19, 1933, Caroline Decker, a labor activist who had taken part in other California agricultural actions, took testimony from the strikers who testified about the growers' assaults on striking workers add something


Rolph received considerable criticism for publicly praising the citizens of San Jose following the November 1933 lynching of the confessed murderers of Brooke Hart, a local department store heir, while promising to pardon anyone involved, thereby earning the nickname, "Governor Lynch" add something

James Rolph died in 1934 add something


After suffering several heart attacks, he died in Santa Clara County on June 2, 1934, aged 64, three years into his term add something