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             John F. Davis, Justice of the Peace in the first township and City Attorney of Burlingame, is one of the county’s promising young lawyers.  He has practices for the past eleven years, the last seven of which have been in the courts of this county.

             As City Attorney of Burlingame Mr. Davis has played an important part in the growth of that city.  He has done all the legal work in connection with hundreds of thousands of dollars that Burlingame has spent on sewers, sidewalks and street improvements, the municipal water system and the extension of the city’s boundaries.  During his incumbency in office he has won many important cases for the city, notable among which was a case against an asphalt company which resulted in the saving of thousands of dollars to the property owners.  Although pitted against big corporation lawyers he and other Burlingame officials forced the United Railroads to spend $30,000 improving its right of way in Burlingame.

             John F. Davis was born in Sacramento on June 19, 1879.  After graduating from the Sacramento high school, he attended Stanford University and later took a law course at the University of Michigan.  He was then associated with several large law firms after being admitted to the bar.

             Besides a beautiful home in Easton, Mr. Davis owns other Burlingame property.  He is also closely identified with the social life of Burlingame, being a member of the Burlingame Commercial Club and a member of the Masonic order.

Transcribed by Betty Wilson


Source: History of San Mateo County by Philip W. Alexander & Charles P. Hamm page 137-138. Press of Burlingame Publishing Co., Burlingame, CA. 1916.


© 2004 Betty Wilson.


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