Rolph Jr., James

San Francisco’s 30th & longest serving Mayor, 27th California Governor

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(1869-1934) 27th Governor of California Jan. 1931 until his death, 30th Mayor of San Francisco 1912 until his resignation to become Governor. He remains the longest serving Mayor in San Francisco history. Rolph was the second Governor to die in office. The official name of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge is the James “Sunny Jim” Rolph Bridge. Entered the shipping business in 1900 in partnership with George Hind. Oover the next decade, served as president of 2 banks, one of which he helped establish. As Mayor, he was known as "Sunny Jim" and his theme song was "There Are Smiles That Make You Happy". In 1915 he appeared as himself in an early documentary film titled “Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco”, directed by and starring Fatty Arbuckle. In 1924, he appeared as himself in a Slim Summerville comedy short film, “Hello, Frisco.” While mayor, he also oversaw his shipping interests, directed the Ship Owners and Merchants Tugboat Company, and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. He also was vice-president of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and president of the Merchants' Exchange. He resigned in 1931 to serve as Governor. TLS on 8 ˝ x 7 personal letterhead. San Francisco, September 12 1930, while Mayor and GOP nominee for Governor, to Charles Segerstrom, Chairman of the Tuolumne County Republican Party. Rolph thanks Segerstrom for his letter of congratulations upon receiving the GOP nomination for Governor, Sergerstrom’s telegram made him very happy and grateful for his friendship and good will.

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