JOHN V. DOHERTY
One of the livest insurance brokers on the peninsula is John V. Doherty, city treasurer of Burlingame and one of the Queen City’s leading boosters.
Doherty is primarily a Burlingame booster and the only time he is not talking about Burlingame is when he is talking insurance. No man can boast of having more data, figures and statistics on Burlingame’s growth at his tongue’s end than John V. Doherty. He is an authority on increase in realty values, public improvements, population increase, health and climate statistics in so far as they concern Burlingame.
Mr. Doherty has lived in Burlingame for eight years and its steady rapid growth in that time has given him such faith in the city that he believes the rest of the world should know the same things about the town that he does.
Since coming city treasurer, Mr. Doherty has been an important factor in the administration of the city affairs. He has not confined his efforts to his official duties but every city officer has found a willing helper in him when anything for Burlingame’s interest was undertaken.
Besides being a hustling insurance broker, Mr. Doherty has real estate and other business interests in Burlingame.
Mr. Doherty is a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Young Men’s Institute, the Hibernians and the Burlingame Commercial Club.
Transcribed by Betty Wilson
Source: History of San Mateo County by Philip W. Alexander & Charles P. Hamm page 165-166. Press of Burlingame Publishing Co., Burlingame, CA. 1916.
© 2004 Betty Wilson.
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