Biography of Roy G. Hudson
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Roy G. Hudson, who is one of the front rank of San Francisco attorneys, and a member of the firm of Young, Hudson & Rabinowitz at 605 Market street, is a native of Milton, Rock county, Wisconsin, where his birth occurred March 21, 1876. He is a son of the late Lyle and Allie (Moon) Hudson. The father was born in New York state, and was descended from one of the old Dutch families of that commonwealth. During his active life, he was successfully engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil war, having been a regimental flag bearer in a Wisconsin unit. He died in the late '70s, and was survived by his wife until about 1889. They were the parents of two children: Roy G.; and Blanche, who passed away in infancy.

After the death of his beloved mother, Roy G. Hudson made his home with an aunt, Helen S. Roberts, of Mankato, Minnesota, in which city he completed his grammar school, high school, and commercial college studies. For an interval following, he was employed in his uncle's furniture store in Mankato, and then in 1898, with his aunt and uncle, he came to San Jose, California, where they spent the summer months of that year. In the autumn, however, they moved into San Francisco, and Mr. Hudson entered the law department of the University of California. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the state institution in 1901, and was admitted to the state bar of California in the same year. He first became associated in the practice of law with Frank Cornish, who was later city attorney of Berkeley, California, and afterward was with W. H. Metson, the latter's firm then being Metson, Drew & MacKenzie. During 1905-06, Mr. Hudson was in charge of an office in Nome, Alaska, with Mr. Metson, and specialized in mining transactions. In 1924, he formed an association with H. S. Young and F. A. Denicke. The firm name was Denicke & Young, but shortly afterward Mr. Denicke died and the firm of Young & Hudson was established. In 1930, Mr. Rabinowitz became a junior member of the firm. The legal organization as it now exists is one of the foremost in California, and specializes in banking, real estate and corporate litigation of all types. Mr Hudson is a member of the San Francisco and the California State Bar Associations, also the bar association of the state of Nevada. He served during 1921 as an instructor in medical jurisprudence at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in San Francisco. He enjoys a high degree of popularity in his residence city, and carries the respect of his contemporaries of the local bar by the strict attention he has given to the ethics of his profession.

In San Francisco, California, December 15, 1902, Mr. Hudson took as his bride Ivy M. Clymo, of Nevada county, California, a daughter of the late William and Eliza Clymo, both of whom were of English nativity, and early settlers of Nevada county. They have one daughter, Jean Evora, who was born November 1, 1910, and is now the wife of Donald C. Edminster of San Francisco. Mr and Mrs. Hudson maintain their residence at 340 El Cerrito avenue in Piedmont, California. Mrs. Hudson is active in social affairs, and is a member of the Lake View Club in Oakland.

During the World war period of 1917-18, Mr. Hudson gave his services to the cause as one of the legal advisory board in San Francisco. He has taken an intense interest in republican political affairs of the bay region, but has not held public office. He is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Berkeley, the Berkeley Country Club, and the Public Spirit Club of San Francisco His religious affiliation is with the Methodist Church. His favorite recreations are golf, hunting and fishing.

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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