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      Not only has Jefferson E. Peyser made a most commendable reputation as a practicing lawyer within comparatively few years, but he is the youngest man ever elected to the position of supervisor of San Francisco city and county. He has his offices at 621 Mills building in this city.

      Mr. Peyser was born in San Francisco, California, November 14, 1899, and is a son of Dave and Gussie (Baer) Peyser. He attended the grade schools and the Lowell high school, and then took up his advanced studies at the University of California, from which institution he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1921. Having decided upon the law as his life’s work, he began his professional studies at the same university, and in 1923 was given his degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. He was admitted to the California state bar during the same year, and immediately started in general practice in San Francisco, where he has met with pronounced success. On November 5, 1929, Mr. Peyser was elected as a supervisor of San Francisco city and county on the republican ticket, and took office January 6, 1930, for a four-year term.

      On June 17, 1928, Mr. Peyser was united in marriage to Miss Marguerite Kutner, a native of San Francisco, and a daughter of Louis and Bertha Kutner. They reside at 2001 California street in this city.

      Mr. Peyser is a thirty-second degree Mason and he is past master and a member of Lincoln Lodge, No. 470, F. & A. M. He belongs to Islam Temple of the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Independent Order of B’nai B’rith, the United Veterans of the Republic, the Press Club, the Down Town Association, the Lions Club and the Concordia Club. During the World war period, Mr. Peyser enlisted in the service, and shortly before the armistice entered an officers’ training camp. He now belongs to the American Legion. In his profession, in civic and social affairs, he is generally considered as one typical of the modern, progressive citizenship of the San Francisco of today.



Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Byington, Lewis Francis, “History of San Francisco 3 Vols”, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1931. Vol. 3 Pages 142-143.

© 2007 Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.










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