Richard Francis Mogan, attorney at law, with office in the Phelan building of San Francisco, was born in this
city April 16, 1868, and is a son of Joseph R. and Sarah Mogan. The father was born in Ireland but left that country
when very young and was reared and educated in Boston, Massachusetts. Coming to the west in 1850, he settled in
San Francisco and as one of the city's pioneer merchants he contributed toward its progress along business lines,
at the same time winning individual prosperity.
After mastering the branches of learning taught in the public schools of his native city Richard F. Mogan took
a classical course in St. Mary's College, which awarded him the Bachelor of Arts degree, and was next a student
at the University of California. from which he won the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He was admitted to the bar and
opened an office in San Francisco, where he has practiced successfully for many years, specializing in probate
and inheritance tax matters. In his particular field of endeavor he has long occupied a place of leadership and
is inheritance tax appraiser at San Francisco for the state of California.
Mr. Mogan is a widower and has a son and a daughter: Richand F., who is engaged in the practice of medicine in
Los Angeles, California, maintaining an office in the Pacific Mutual building, has a wife and two children. The
daughter, Mrs. Constance M. Crary, resides in San Francisco and is the mother of one child. Mr. Mogan is a member
of the order of Elks and of the Olympic Club and Stanford Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West. His has
been an upright life of untiring industry and quiet devotion to duty and his genuine worth is attested by his fellow
citizens and professional colleagues, who speak of him in terms of high regard.
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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