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Thomas Rolph, California Congressman.

Thomas Rolph (January 17, 1885 – May 10, 1956) was a United States Representative from California. He was born in San Francisco, California. His older brother was James Rolph, Jr., who would be elected as Mayor of San Francisco in 1911 and later as Governor of California in 1930.

California State of the United States of America

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

James Rolph California politician

James "Sunny Jim" Rolph Jr. was an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to a single term as the 27th governor of California from January 6, 1931 until his death on June 2, 1934 at the height of the Great Depression. Previously, Rolph had been the 30th mayor of San Francisco from January 8, 1912 until his resignation to become governor. Rolph remains the longest-serving mayor in San Francisco history.

Mayor of San Francisco head of the executive branch of the San Francisco city and county government

The Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco is the head of the executive branch of the San Francisco city and county government. The officeholder has the duty to enforce city laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the legislative branch. The Mayor serves a four-year term and is limited to two successive terms. Because of San Francisco's status as a consolidated city-county, the mayor also serves as the head of government of the county; both entities have been governed together by a combined set of governing bodies since 1856.

Rolph attended public schools and graduated from Humboldt Evening High School. In 1912, he founded a building materials sales agency, which he headed until his death.

Rolph was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress. He returned to his building material sales agency and died in San Francisco in 1956. He was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California.

Republican Party (United States) political party in the United States

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

San Mateo County, California County in California, United States

San Mateo County, officially the County of San Mateo, is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 718,451. The county seat is Redwood City.

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The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Franck R. Havenner
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 4th congressional district

19411945
Succeeded by
Franck R. Havenner