JOSEPH J. BULLOCK
Of the names connected with the San Mateo County Bar few stand out more prominently than Joseph J. Bullock. Mr. Bullock is still practicing at Redwood City and is finishing the twenty-fifth year that he has been before the courts of this county.
Mr. Bullock has also played a leading role in the public life of the county. In 1897 he was elected to succeed H.W. Walker as District Attorney. In 1901 he was elected to succeed himself in that office and in 2905 he was returned to that position for a third time. Being for 12 years in one of the most important political offices of the county, Mr. Bullock’s part in the growth, development and advancement of San Mateo county has been no small one.
During his long experience as a lawyer, Mr. Bullock has been identified with some of the most important litigations in the county. He has been especially successful in criminal practice and he is known to be one of the most able criminal lawyers of the State.
Mr. Bullock came to California with his parents in the early eighties. He was educated in the Santa Clara county schools and then took up the study of law under Judge Allen and other noted jurists, being admitted to the bar in 1889. For the next three years he was associated with the Southern Pacific law department.
At present Mr. Bullock resides at Belmont. He is a member of the Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World.
Transcribed by Betty Wilson
Source: History of San Mateo County by Philip W. Alexander & Charles P. Hamm page 159-160. Press of Burlingame Publishing Co., Burlingame, CA. 1916.
© 2004 Betty Wilson.
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