Born 1864 in San Francisco, he was the mayor of his hometown when the famous 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and subsequant fire destroyed a prodigious amount of the city. He was later convicted on multiple charges of Graft and Bribery but soon had the charges cleared. He lived in San Francisco untill his death in 1928. 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... San Francisco City Hall, April 20, 1906. ... In broad terms, political corruption is the misuse of public (governmental) power for illegitimate, usually secret, private advantage. ... Bribery is a crime defined by Blacks Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions as an official or other person in discharge of a public or legal duty. ...
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