Biography of Norman J. Ronald
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NORMAN J. RONALD
Norman J. Ronald has, during his four years' professional career, exhibited high qualifications as a lawyer and has not only built up a flattering clientele but has won a creditable place among the able and successful members of the Alameda county bar.

Mr. Ronald was born in Los Angeles, California, on the 5th of October, 1898 and is a son of John and Agnes (Hillcoat) Ronald. Both of his parents were natives of Scotland, though their marriage occurred in Chicago, Illinois, where they lived until 1898, when they located in Los Angeles. Later they came to Oakland. where the father is now employed as a buyer for a large department store.

Norman J. Ronald received his educational training in the public schools of Oakland, graduating from high school in 1918, and then entered the University of California, from the classical course of which institution he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1922. He entered the law school of his alma mater and in 1924 was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. He was promptly admitted to the bar and engaged in the practice of his profession in Oakland in association with J. E. Hood. In February, 1928, he opened offices in the Ray building. A close and constant student of the law and devoted to his profession, Mr. Ronald has shown himself an astute and painstaking practitioner, careful and thorough in the preparation of his cases and forceful and determined in the trial of causes, while as an office counselor he has been found to be safe and dependable.

Mr. Ronald is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Politicians Club, the East Lake Exchange Club, of which he is secretary, and the California State Bar Association. A man of agreeable personality and cordial manner, he has a wide acquaintance throughout Oakland and is deservedly popular, both because of his professional ability and his splendid qualities of character.

From:
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928


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