A prominent member of the Alameda county bar, and one of the public spirited and influential men of Oakland, Elliott
Johnson has gained recognition as one of the representative citizens of his community. He was born in Oakland on
the 17th of November, 1889, and is a son of James A. and Cecelia M. Johnson. The father, who was one of the pioneer
members of the legal profession in this section of the state, having been a practicing attorney in Oakland for
forty seven years, died in December, 1927. After graduating from high school, Elliott Johnson entered the University
of California, from which he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1912. He next became a student
in the Hastings Law School, in San Francisco and won the Bachelor of Law degree in 1914. He was admitted to the
bar and has since been actively engaged in practice in Oakland and San Francisco, in partnership with George K.
Ford and M. M. Bourquin. He has gained a wide reputation as a successful trial lawyer and a sound and reliable
Mr. Johnson was united in marriage to Miss Hope Mathews, who was born and reared in this state, and they are the
parents of four children. He gives his political support to the republican party. In Masonry he has taken the Scottish
Rite degrees and is a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. He also belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the
Athenian Nile Club, the Olympic Club of San Francisco, the Athens Athletic Club and the California State Bar Association.
His professional record and his public spirited interest in his community, have gained for him the respect and
the good will of his fellowmen throughout Alameda county.
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928
Alameda County, CA
For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium