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  • Historical Background
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Guard Clement Darrah Politics Collection
    Date: 1849-1976
    Collection Number: MS29
    Location: Erickson Vault
    Extent: 2.1 linear feet
    Contributing Institution: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
    11793 North Micke Grove Road
    Lodi, CA 95240
    Language of Material: Records written in English
    Abstract: The Guard Clement Darrah Politics Collection includes family papers, documents and articles about San Joaquin County politics and business, and books collected by Darrah, a noted attorney and political figure in San Joaquin County during the middle of the twentieth century.

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Conditions of Use

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
    Preferred citation: [Item name], Guard Clement Darrah Politics Collection, MS29, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California.

    Historical Background

    Guard Clement Darrah (1895-1987) was born in Lodi, California. In 1914, he graduated from Stockton High School. During the First World War, he served in France with the American Expeditionary Force. Returning home, he entered Stanford University, which awarded him bachelors and law degrees in 1920 and 1922, respectively. For the next four years, Darrah practiced law in Stockton and in 1926 was elected district attorney of San Joaquin County. A Democrat, Darrah also held a post on the San Joaquin County Planning Commission and ran unsuccessful campaigns to become judge on the California Superior Court (1938) and to serve in the California State Assembly (1960). Darrah married Lois Bertha Stroup (1899-1991), another San Joaquin County native, in 1922.

    Scope and Content

    The Guard Clement Darrah Politics Collection includes a variety of books from Darrah's personal library that date from 1849 to 1976, as well as family documents and articles and papers related to San Joaquin County business and politics from 1889 to the 1930s.

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    Names and Subjects

    Darrah, Guard Clement (1895-1987)
    Darrah, Lois Bertha Stroup (1899-1991)
    San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History
    San Joaquin County (Calif.). Superior Court