JUDGE JAMES I. BOLAND, of San Francisco, is a "native son," born in San Jose.  He graduated at St. Ignatius' College in 1876, with the degree of A.M.  He commenced the study of law in the office of the late Joseph W. Winans, and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court in 1879.  In 1881 he received the degree of L. L. B. from the law department of the University of California.  He then commenced the practice of law.  In 1886 was elected Justice of the Peace, and in 1888 was re-elected.  In 1890 he was the Grand Orator of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and delivered the oration on behalf of that organization at the celebration of September 9.  He is also a member of the Young Men's Institute, the Young Men's Catholic Union, and the Olympic, the Iroquois and Manhattan clubs.


"The Bay of San Francisco" (and Its Cities And Their Suburbs) Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company 1892. Page 445.

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton.


© 2002 Nancy Pratt Melton

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