For nearly a quarter century, Matthew Brady has been connected with the public administration in San Francisco,
and in the various positions he has filled he has discharged his duties with conspicuous ability and in a manner
to command the admiration of his fellow citizens. He is now district attorney of the city and county of San Francisco.
In this city he was born April 1, 1875, his parents being Thomas F. and Elizabeth (Murray) Brady.
Mr. Brady acquired his early education in the public schools of San Francisco and received his professional training
at Hastings College of Law, the law department of the University of California. In 1908, he was appointed a member
of the civil service commission by Mayor Edward R. Taylor, and served for two years. In January, 1913, he was again
appointed to the board by Mayor James Rolph, Jr., and in 1914 he was elected by his associates as president of
the commission. On November 3, 1914, Mr. Brady was further honored by Mayor Rolph, when the latter appointed him
to fill out an unexpired term as judge of the police court in San Francisco. He was regularly elected to this office
in 1918, and upon the bench made an honorable and praiseworthy record. He was chosen by the voters for the office
of district attorney of the city and county of San Francisco, and in the fulfillment of the manifold responsibilities
of this position he has amply justified the confidence placed in him.
On January 30, 1915, Mr. Brady was married to Miss Edith Crome of San Francisco, and they now make their home at
1445 Tenth avenue.
The political affiliation of Mr. Brady is with the democratic party, and he is a communicant of the Roman Catholic
Church. He has wide connection with club and fraternal affairs of San Francisco, holding membership in the following
organizations: the Down Town Association; the Maennerchor; the Companions of the Forest; the Daughters of Pocahontas;
the United Ancient Order of Druids; the Woodmen of the World; the Foresters of America; the Loyal Order of Moose;
the Improved Order of Red Men; the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; the Native Sons of the Golden West;
the Commonwealth Club; the Public Spirit Club; the Olympic Club; and the Advertising Club.
The History of San Francisco, California
Lewis Francis Byington, Supervising Editor
Oscar Lewis, Associate Editor
The S. J. Clark Publishing Company
Chicago-San Francisco 1931
San Francisco, CA
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