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      One of the outstanding figures of the San Francisco bar is J. Hampton Hoge, whose offices are situated at 315 Montgomery street. Although engaged in the general practice of law, he is a recognized authority on insurance law, admiralty and the law of tort. He came to San Francisco with a record of merit, and in this city has developed a clientage of large proportions through his skillful and successful conduct of the cases assigned to his care. He was born in Washington, D. C., September 24, 1889, a son of Emory Eaton and Georgia (Rust) Hoge. On December 9, 1910, in Baltimore, Maryland, he married May Estelle McIntosh (now deceased) and by her has one son, J. Hampton Hoge, Jr., who was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 18, 1913.

      After completing his common school studies, J. Hampton Hoge attended the Maryland State College, the University of Virginia and the Baltimore Law School, the last named now a part of the University of Maryland. He was admitted to the Maryland state bar in the year 1912, and to the court of appeals in 1914. During the seven-year period between 1912 and 1919, he was associated in the practice of his profession with Osborn I. Yellot in Maryland. Twelve years ago he came to San Francisco, where he has continued his practice along the lines mentioned.

      Mr. Hoge has given his political support to the republican party, while his religious affiliation is that of an Episcopalian. In Masonry he has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite and has crossed the sands of the desert with the Nobles of Islam Temple of the Mystic Shrine. He is a member of the Delta Phi collegiate fraternity and Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. He also belongs to the Seven Arts Club of San Francisco and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. He has shown a commendable interest in those affairs of civic nature which are of real worth, and he has won an entree to the best business and social circles of the Bay district. His ethical procedure in the practice of law has also gained him the respect and confidence of his professional colleagues and contemporaries.



Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Byington, Lewis Francis, “History of San Francisco 3 Vols”, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1931. Vol. 2 Pages 294-297.

© 2007 Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.










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