FRANCIS T. RAPP
One of San Mateo’s hustling young men who stands high in the business circles of the county is Francis T. Rapp, insurance broker and chief probation officer of San Mateo County.
Mr. Rapp was born in San Mateo and has spent the twenty-six years of his life in the county. After graduating from the San Mateo schools he attended Santa Clara University where he took a leading part in athletics and student activities. He played right field on the famous Santa Clara team of 1908 which won the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate championship.
Since finishing college Mr. Rapp has been prominent in the business life of the county. For the past three years he has been engaged in the insurance business and he has built up a large patronage in all the peninsula cities.
Mr. Rapp has the distinction of being the youngest chief probation officer in California. He was appointed last year to succeed Sheriff Michael Sheehan. Since taking office Mr. Rapp has faithfully investigated probation and delinquency matters. The competent manner in which he has handled these matters has brought letters of praise from prominent juvenile and probation workers.
Mr. Rapp is recorder of San Mateo Council, No. 1346, Knights of Columbus, Secretary of the Vexillian Society of San Mateo and has served as secretary of the Peninsula Club of San Mateo.
Transcribed by Betty Wilson
Source: History of San Mateo County by Philip W. Alexander & Charles P. Hamm page 147. Press of Burlingame Publishing Co., Burlingame, CA. 1916.
© 2004 Betty Wilson.
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