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James H. Gillard, attorney, is the son of James and Sylvia R. (Brown) Gillard. He was born August 12, 1884, in Sandusky, Ohio.

††††† After attending the public grade and high schools of Sandusky, Ohio, he studied one year at the Ohio State University at Columbus. Received his legal education at University of Michigan Law Department, 1908. Removed to California in 1910 and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1913.

††††† Mr. Gillard began law practice in Oakland, California, in association with Judge J. J. Jerome and continued in his offices for three years; then associated with John C. Scott for one year. In 1918 he became associated with Earl D. White (now deceased) and Judge Edward J. Tyrrell. He now has associated with him in practice Philip J. Doyle, an ex-Marine of the second World War, who graduated from Boalt Hall in 1946, a very promising young lawyer with great initiative and prospects for a great future in law.

††††† Member of Alameda County Bar Association; State Bar of California; American Bar Association; Aahmes Temple of the Mystic Shrine; and Scottish Rite, Oakland, California.

††††† Mr. Gillard married Edna I. Smith of Sandusky, Ohio, on June 10, 1908. Children: Dorothy, born in 1909, now head of personnel department of Wells Fargo Bank and Union Trust Company, San Francisco; Captain Lynn J. Gillard, born in 1911, graduate of University of California Law School; admitted to practice in California on October 21, 1936; served during second World War in Judge Advocate Generalís Department in charge of the prosecution of the torturers of the Doolittle Flyers at Shanghai, China, presently connected with the office of the Public Utility Commission of the State of California; and Ruth E., born in 1913, graduate of Mills College; Professor at Bard College, New York, on temporary leave of absence being assigned to special work in the office of the Secretary of State of the United States.

††††† Home: 515 Moraga Avenue, Piedmont, California.

††††† Offices: 703 Financial Center Building, 405 Fourteenth Street, Oakland 12, California.





Transcribed by Marie Hassard 10 February 2014.

≠≠Source: Eminent Californians 1953, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 185, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.

© 2014 Marie Hassard.










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