DANIEL P. MAHER
An enterprising manufacturer of San Francisco is Daniel P. Maher, who is the owner of the paint manufactory at
55 New Montgomery street, and has attained his outstanding success solely through his own able efforts and ingenuity.
Mr. Maher was born in San Francisco, California, on the 6th of January, 1893, and is a son of James J. and Josephine
(Marley) Maher. The father was born in New York state, and came to California with his parents when he was only
five years of age. In San Francisco he was educated, and was for a period employed in the old Golden Rule bazaar.
He entered the service of the city in 1892 and is now secretary of the civil service commission. His wife was born
in San Francisco, and her mother is also a native daughter. Mrs. Maher's parents once lived in a tent on the site
of the present Russ building. James J. and Josephine Maher became the parents of nine children, of whom eight are
Daniel P. Maher completed his educational training by graduating from the High School of Commerce in 1910. He was
popular in school, and served as president of the student body. His initial business experience was gained with
the Bass-Hueter Paint Company, in the service of which he continued for twelve years, during which period he held
every position from office boy to assistant manager. He resigned for the purpose of establishing his own paint
manufacturing business. His beginning was unpretentious, but two years later he had his own factory in Bayview,
and within a very short space of time it was necessary to construct an addition to care for the rapidly growiing
business. He now manufactures all kinds of paints and varnishes, and his trade field covers the entire Pacific
On October 18, 1914, Mr. Maher was married to Miss Evelyn Freitas, who was born in San Francisco, and they have
three children, namely: Isabel, Daniel P., Jr., and Vincent.
In politics, Mr. Maher has pursued an independent course, voting for his favored candidates irrespective of their
party affiliation. He is a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and belongs to the Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Olympic Club, the South of Market Boys, and the Native Sons of
the Golden West. He was the organizer of the Industrial Athletic Association, one of the largest in the country,
and he directs his own baseball team. He is much interested in the welfare of the youth of San Francisco, and his
support may be found invariably behind any movement for their benefit.
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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