Los Angeles County








HAAS, WALTER F., Attorney-at-Law, Los Angeles, Cal., was born Nov. 12, 1869, in the town of California, Mo. His father was John  B. Haas and his mother Lina W. Bruere.

Mr. Haas gained his education in the grammar schools of California, Mo., and the high schools of Los Angeles. He studied law in the office of Houghton, Silent & Campbell, of Los Angeles.

On May 30, 1884, Mr. Haas came to California, settling in Los Angeles. He immediately started the practice of law and was admitted to the Supreme Court of California, April 7, 1891. The following year he was admitted to the United States District Court, United States Circuit, and United States Circuit Court of Appeals.

From 1899 until 1900 he was City Attorney of Los Angeles.

He formed a law partnership with Frank Garrett, July 1, 1901. On April 1, 1906, the firm was increased by the addition of Harry L. Dunnigan. Mr. Garrett died in March, 1911, since which time the firm has been known as Haas & Dunnigan. They have conducted a general civil practice with water laws and corporation laws as specialties.

In addition to his extensive law practice, Mr. Haas is a member of many corporations, among which are the Tampico Land, Lumber & Development Co., of which he is president; the German-American Savings Bank, as director; the C. J. Kubach Co., as vice president; the K. & K. Brick Co., as director, and the Fidelia Investment Co., of which he is president.

Mr. Haas is also a member of many clubs and associations. He belongs to the Union League Club, the Bar Association, the Palestine Lodge No. 351, F. & A. M., Scottish Rite Masons, and a member of the L. A. Chamber of Commerce.



Transcribed by Marie Hassard 16 March 2011.

Source: Press Reference Library, Western Edition Notables of the West, Vol. I, Page 627, International News Service, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta. 1913.

2011 Marie Hassard.