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Encyclopedia > James D. Phelan
James D. Phelan
James D. Phelan

In office
January 4, 1897 – January 7, 1902
Preceded by Adolph Sutro
Succeeded by Eugene Schmitz

US Senator (Class 3), California
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
Preceded by George Clement Perkins
Succeeded by Samuel M. Shortridge

Born April 20, 1861
San Francisco, California
Died August 7, 1930
Saratoga, California
Political party Democratic
Religion Roman Catholic

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Early years

Phelan was the son of an Irish immigrant who became wealthy during the California Gold Rush as a trader, merchant and banker. He graduated from St. Ignatius College in 1881. The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill. ... The term Trader can refer to: In economics, a merchant, a retail business or one who attempts to generally buy wholesale and sell later at a profit In finance, someone who buys and sells financial instruments such as stocks, bonds and derivatives - see stock trader In marketing, Trader Classified Media... Merchants function as professionals who deal with trade, dealing in commodities that they do not produce themselves, in order to produce profit. ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... University of San Francisco (USF) is a private Jesuit and Catholic University in San Francisco, California, United States. ...


Career

He studied law at the University of California, Berkeley and then became a banker. He was elected Mayor of San Francisco and served from 1897 until 1902. Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


Earthquake recovery efforts

During the 1906 San Francisco earthquake Phelan was a member of the Committee of Fifty, called into existence by Mayor Schmitz to manage the crisis. Afterwards, when Dr. Edward Thomas Devine, representing the American Red Cross by appointment of President Roosevelt, was responsible for Relief and Red Cross Funds, ex-Mayor Phelan was allowed to assist Devine, thus keeping the money out of the hands of Schmitz and Abe Ruef. Phelan became Chairman of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Relief and Red Cross Funds when Dr. Devine was relieved of his post in July 1906. San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: Ruins in vicinity of Post and Grant Avenue. ... Franklin Hall, the Committees final venue This Committee of Fifty, sometimes referred to as Committee of Safety, Citizens Committee of Fifty or Relief and Restoration Committee of Law and Order, was called into existence by Mayor Eugene Schmitz during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. ... 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. ... A WWII-era poster encouraged American women to volunteer for the Red Cross as part of the war effort. ... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... Abraham Rueff (September 2, 1864 San Francisco, California - February 29, 1936 San Francisco, California), known as Abe Ruef, was an American lawyer and politician. ...


U.S. Senate

As a Democrat, Phelan ran for the U.S. Senate against Republican Joseph R. Knowland and Progressive Francis J. Heney. He was then elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1915 to March 3, 1921. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920, defeated by Republican, Samuel M. Shortridge. His defeat may have been the result of his overly conservative campaign direction: One of his reelection campaign posters contained the headline "Keep California White" (this poster is displayed at Japanese American National Museum). During his time in the Senate he was chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Railroads during the 64th Congress and of the U.S. Senate Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands during the 65th Congress. The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Joseph R. Knowland (August 5, 1873 - February 1, 1966) was a United States Representative from California. ... The name Progressive Party has been assigned to a collection of parties in the United States over the past century or so. ... Francis J. Heney Francis Joseph Heney (1859 Lima, New York - November 1937 Santa Monica, California) was an American lawyer who served as Attorney General of the Arizona Territory between 1893 and 1895. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (63rd in leap years). ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Samuel M. Shortridge (1861-1952) was a Republican Senator from California. ... The Japanese American National Museum, located in the Little Tokyo area near downtown Los Angeles, California, is devoted to preserving the history and culture of Japanese-Americans. ... // Dates of Sessions 1915-1917 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from December 6, 1915 to September 8, 1916. ... Dates of Sessions 1917-1919 A special session took place from 5 March 1917 to 16 March 1917. ...


Villa Montalvo and his legacy

His home, Villa Montalvo
His home, Villa Montalvo

After his time in the Senate, Phelan returned to banking, and collected art. He died at his country estate Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, California in 1930. After his death, the estate was gifted to the people of California. Montalvo is now a state-run center for the performing and visual arts. Some of his mementos and correspondence are on display in the library at Villa Montalvo. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 198 KB)Photo of Villa Montalvo, taken by me, released by me File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 198 KB)Photo of Villa Montalvo, taken by me, released by me File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). ... Villa Montalvo mansion in Saratoga, California is a former residence of California statesman and businessman James Duval Phelan. ... Saratoga (IPA: ) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. It is located on the west side of the Santa Clara Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Phelan is buried in the family mausoleum in Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, San Mateo County, California. Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California is an American Roman Catholic cemetery operated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco. ... Colma is a small town in San Mateo County, California, at the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula next to Daly City and South San Francisco. ... Official website: http://www. ...


Phelan Avenue in San Francisco is named for him. Phelan Hall, a dormitory on the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco campus is also named for Phelan who graduated from USF's predecessor institution, St. Ignatius College. The town of Phelan in the Californian High Desert is also named after him. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... University of San Francisco (USF) is a private Jesuit and Catholic University in San Francisco, California, United States. ... St. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The High Desert refers to a region located mostly in Southern Californias San Bernardino County, in the United States. ...


Reference

  • Gordon Thomas & Max Morgan Witts: The San Francisco Earthquake (Stein and Day, New York; Souvenir Press, London, 1971; reprinted Dell, 1972, SBN 440-07631)

External link

  • Montalvo Arts Center
Preceded by
George Perkins
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from California
1915–1921
Succeeded by
Samuel M. Shortridge
Preceded by
Adolph Sutro
Mayor of San Francisco
1897–1902
Succeeded by
Eugene E. Schmitz

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