Biography of George C. W. Egan
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GEORGE C. W. EGAN
As an attorney, as a political worker and representative citizen, George C. W. Egan has made an outstanding success during the twenty years and more he has practiced in San Francisco, and he is today ranked among the leaders of his profession in the bay region.

Mr. Egan is a native of San Francisco, where his birth occurred July 1, 1888, and he is a son of William and Mary (Moore) Egan. His paternal grandfather came to the United States from Ireland in 1847, and was a California pioneer, also a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil war. William Egan, father of George C. W. Egan, was born in San Francisco in 1863, and is engaged in railroad work. His wife, who was born in Canton, New York, is descended from Canadian stock. Her father was a captain in the First Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Civil war.

George C. W. Egan, the only child born to his parents, attended the grade schools and the Mission high school of San Francisco, but his graduation from the latter was prevented by the great fire of 1906. Later, having decided upon a legal career, he took up the study of the profession in the San Francisco Law School, and in 1909 graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He was admitted to the California bar on February 23, 1910. For fifteen years thereafter he was active in partnership, but is now engaged in law practice alone, with his offices at 68 Post street. He has conducted much litigation of importance, and has by his ability and ethical methods gained a clientage of generous proportions. He was prosecutor for four years for the California state narcotic board. Politics have also claimed much of his attention, and for sixteen years he was a member of the republican county committee.

Mr. Egan married Miss Ethel Ordway, a native daughter of San Francisco, and they are the parents of two children, June and Yvonne. Mr. Egan is a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Druids, and California Parlor, No. 1, Native Sons of the Golden West, while along strictly professional lines he has membership in the California State Bar Association. Hunting is his favorite recreation. In civic matters, his personal attitude has always been a most commendable one, and his support and cooperation have been assured in all affairs pertaining to the city welfare. In both professional and social circles he has won many friends.

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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