Biography of Walter H. Duane
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WALTER H. DUANE
Now specializing in the practice of criminal law, Walter H. Duane holds high rank among the attorneys of San Francisco, California, and has his offices in the Mills building. Mr. Duane was born in San Francisco, August 18, 1885, and is a son of the late John A. and Annie M. (Hammond) Duane. The father came to California in the early '50s, bringing with him his eighteen year old bride. He was prominent among the early citizens of this tumultuous little community, and was a member of the famous vigilantes who enforced the law with the gun and rope. He was engaged in business until his death in 1901, and he was survived by his wife until 1927.

Walter H. Duane finished the work of the grade schools, and graduated from the Commercial high school in 1905, after which he began his professional training at the San Francisco Law School, from which institution he received the Bachelor of Laws degree in 1911. He immediately began practice in this city, and has continued therein with marked success to the present time, having specialized during the past six years in cases of criminal nature. He is a member of the American and the California State Bar Associations.

Mr. Duane was married in San Francisco to Miss Rosalind Meyer, a daughter of George A. Meyer, both father and daughter being natives of California. Mr. and Mrs. Duane have one son, James H. Duane.

The political support of Mr. Duane is accorded to the republican party. He is a devotee of the game of golf and a lover of all outdoor life, and he is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Knights of Columbus (in which fraternity he has attained the fourth degree), and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. In his profession, in his club and social life, and in civic affairs, Mr. Duane has acquitted himself most creditably, and the good reputation he enjoys is fully merited.

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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