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William F. James Papers
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Small collection of papers and photographs from the estate of Judge William F. James, former Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge. The papers contain his notable opinions, and materials related to the dedication of the William F. James Boys Ranch in Morgan Hill, California.
William F. James was born on October 16, 1875, to a pioneer family in San Jose. He began practicing law in 1896, forming a law firm with Louis Oneal, where he worked before and after his career as a judge. He was appointed to the Superior Court in 1933 by Governor James Rolph Jr., presiding over the Juvenile Court, and retired in 1963. He passed away from a heart attack at his home on the Stanford University campus on August 18, 1966.
.5 linear feet
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