FranklinP. Bull


Franklin P. Bull, attorney, San Francisco, comes of an excellent family, thoroughly American.His ancestors have held honored and prominent places, both in war and in peace, and many of his near relatives also have prominent positions. His grandmother, whose maiden name was Greene, was a near relative of that old Revolutionary hero, General Nathaniel Greene.J. I. Case, the great manufacturer of agricultural implements at Racine, Wisconsin, is his uncle; and in that city he was born and received his preliminary education.He completed his school course at the New York State Normal School at Brockport.Next he came to California in 1878, and afterward began the study of law in the office of D. M. Delmas at San Jose, and continued with him on his removal to San Francisco in 1882, in which year he was admitted to the practice by the Supreme Court.In 1885 he was admitted by the Federal Courts.On beginning practice he formed a partnership with Mr. Jordan, which lasted until January, 1889.He has won a reputation as a talented, pains-taking lawyer, giving satisfaction to his clients.The firm of Jordan & Bull had rich clientage, comprising the San Francisco Lumber Company, the San Joaquin Lumber Company, Hanson & Co., Renton, Holmes & Co., and other large corporations and private capitalists.Mr. Bullís practice has been a general one, principally civil, however.He surprised the public with his success in the divorce case of Spencer.


Although a stanch Republican he has never allowed politics to consume any of his valuable time.He is a gentleman of pleasant manners and cultivated tastes.Is a member ofthe I. O. O. F., and prominent in Masonry, being Senior Warden of Excelsior Lodge, No. 166, and a Sir Knight of Golden Gate Commandery.

Transcribed Karen L. Pratt.

Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 1, page 592-593, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.

© 2004 Karen L. Pratt.


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