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For fifty years, John Thomas Doyle worked on the "Pious Fund" case as legal counselor for San Francisco Catholic Archbishops
Joseph Alemany and Patrick Riordan. Doyle was born on November 26, 1819 in New York. In 1851, he came to San Francisco and
practiced law. He returned to New York in 1856. In New York, he married Antonia Pons, returning to San Francisco in 1859.
He served in various positions throughout his life: member of the first Board of Regents for the University of California,
California State Commissioner of Transportation in 1877-78, and first President of the California Historical Society. He died
in Menlo Park on December 23, 1906.