One of the leading representatives of the legal profession in Alameda county is Raymond Salisbury, of Oakland,
who has an extensive clientele, which has come to him because of his well earned reputation as a learned, capable
and honorable attorney. Mr. Salisbury was born in Oroville, Butte county, California, on the 5th of May, 1881,
and is a son of Willis and Alice (Haycock) Salisbury. He spent the greater part of his boyhood in Truckee, California,
and Eugene, Oregon, and received his educational training in the public schools of the latter city, graduating
from high school. He spent one year in the University of Oregon, and then entered the University of California,
from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Letters in 1912 and that of Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1915. He
then located in Oakland and engaged in the active practice of his profession, to which he devoted his attention
until the United States became involved in the World war, when he enlisted and went into a tralning camp, where
he received a commission as first lieutenant. He was sent overseas and served in France with the general headquarters
of the Engineer Corps until 1919, when he returned to this country and was honorably discharged. In 1920 he resumed
the practice of law in Oakland and in 1924 became assistant city attorney, filling that position in a very creditable
manner until March 10, 1927, since which time he has been engaged in private practice, being associated with J.
A. Kennedy, with offices in the Bank of Italy building. A man' of alert and vigorous mentality, well learned in
the law and with splendid powers of analysis, he has shown himself "a warrior worthy of any foeman's steel"
and, though always courteous to his opponents, is a determined and resourceful trial lawyer, while as an office
counselor he has gained a reputation as a sound and safe advisor.
In 1922 Mr. Salisbury was united in marriage to Miss Isabella Porter, who was born and reared in Oakland and is
a daughter of George and Adelaide (LaFleche) Porter, both of whom are representatives of old pioneer families of
this city. Mr. and Mrs. Salisbury have two children, Raymond and Janis. The republican party has always received
Mr. Salisbury's support and he has stood ready at all times to cooperate with his fellow citizens in every movement
for the advancement of his community's interests along material, civic or moral lines. He is a member of the Ancient
Free and Accepted Masons, in which he has attained the thirty second degree of the Scottish Rite; the Benevolent
Protective Order of Elks, the American Legion and the Kiwanis Club. Loyal and true to all of life's responsibilities,
he has measured up to the highest standard of citizenship and no resident of Oakland commands to a greater degree
than he the confidence and respect of his fellowmen.
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928
Alameda County, CA
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