Biography of James C. Colman
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JESSE C. COLMAN
Holding a leading place among the citizens of San Francisco is Jesse C. Colman, who has been a supervisor of San Francisco county for ten years; is vice president and treasurer in the Golden Pheasant; and is a member of the investment brokerage firm of Lilienthal, Bremer & Company.

Mr. Colman is a native of San Francisco, his birth having occurred here February 7, 1879, and he is a son of the late Charles and Eva (Cohn) Colman. The father came to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama in 1849, and here joined a brother who had preceded him to the west coast. They were in the clothing business, and Charles Colman was a member of the famous vigilantes' committee which brought law and order to the town in the turbulent '50s. He died in the year 1925. His wife, whom he married here in 1875, was the daughter of Rabbi Elkan Cohn, who was in charge of Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco from 1863 to 1889. She came here with her parents, and her death occurred in 1928. Two sons and three daughters were born to them, all of whom are yet living.

Jesse C. Colman attended the grade schools, and continued his studies at the Lowell high school, from which he graduated in 1896. He then joined his father in business, and remained in association with him until 1922, in which year he became interested in the Golden Pheasant as vice president and treasurer. He still retains this connection. In January, 1929, he became a partner in the well known firm of Lilienthal, Bremer & Company, dealers in stocks and bonds, with offices in the Russ building.

As supervisor of San Francisco county, Mr. Colman has made an enviable record, and has been reelected each succeeding term since his first in 1921. He gives his allegiance to the republican party, and is a zealous worker in behalf of this political organization.

On November 29, 1923, in San Francisco, Mr. Colman was married to Florence Guggenheim Abbey, a native of this city and daughter of Leon S. Guggenheim. By a former marriage, she was the mother of three sons, namely: Edward A., Philip A., and Thomas. Each of the boys has taken Mr. Colman's name. The family residence is situated at 3134 Jackson street in San Francisco.

Mr. Colman is a member of the board of war memorial trustees in San Francisco, and belongs to the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, the Olympic Club, and the Commonwealth Club. Horseback riding and walking have been his favorite recreations. By his associates and friends, he is held in sincere respect and regard. He has administered his business affairs with meticulous care, and he is known as an honorable, generous, and astute business man of the bay region.

From:
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


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