Letter from J. C. Humphreys to Isidore B. Dockweiler, January 23, 1917
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Correspondence from Jane C. Humphreys, office manager of Dockweilers law firm, reporting on the Southern Pacific matters in Lower California.
Isidore B. Dockweiler (1867-1947) was a prominent lawyer, establishing his law practice in 1889. The powerful Dockweiler firm would eventually include three of his sons - Thomas, Henry, and Frederick - and among its many clients numbered Hollywood celebrities, John Paul Getty, the Mexican state of Baja California, and corporations, such as Security-First National Bank. Isidore was an important figure in both the California and the national Democratic Party. He was a delegate to the 1908, 1936, and 1940 Democratic National Conventions. From 1916 to 1932, he served on the Democratic National Committee. His diligent work was acknowledged as critical in bringing the 1920 Democratic National Convention to San Francisco. Both as a lawyer and as a Democrat, Isidore B. Dockweiler was influential, resulting in his membership on numerous corporate boards, such as the Lincoln Building and Loan Association, the Security-First National Bank, and the Los Angeles Union Terminal Company. In education, he served as trustee of the State Normal School in San Diego and of St. Vincent's College. Isidore Dockweiler was instrumental in the growth of the Los Angeles Public Library, holding office as its president (1901-1911). He served on the state board of parks and beaches. After his death, the Venice-Hyperion Beach was renamed the Dockweiler State Beach in his honor. A devout Roman Catholic, Isidore helped found the Newman Club of Los Angeles. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a Knight of St. Gregory, at the command of Pope Pius XI. On the national scene, his relationship with President Woodrow Wilson led to his appointment to the Board of Indian Commissioners.
- Humphreys, Jane C
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Dockweiler, Isidore B. (Isidore Bernard), 1867-1947
Humphreys, Jane C
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- Humphreys, Jane C. Letter from J. C. Humphreys to Isidore B. Dockweiler, January 23, 1917. 1910-1919. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dockweiler/id/784. (Accessed December 11, 2018.)
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- Humphreys, Jane C, (1910-1919) Letter from J. C. Humphreys to Isidore B. Dockweiler, January 23, 1917. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dockweiler/id/784
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- Humphreys, Jane C. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dockweiler/id/784>.