Biography of Edwin J. Tremont
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EDWIN J. TREMONT
Recognized as one of the most able attorneys of the San Francisco bar is Edwin J. Tremont, whose offices are situated at 564 Market street. He is a native son of San Francisco, his birth having occurred January 30, 1878, and he is of French and Swiss parentage, his father and mother having come to California from Switzerland in 1871. He is one of the seven children born to his parents, all of whom are living.

Edwin J. Tremont attended the grammar schools of Salinas and San Leandro, and completed a high school course in San Francisco by graduation with the class of 1896. He was ambitious to become a lawyer, but to obtain the necessary legal education he found it necessary to earn his own way, working in mines and also obtaining employment in Hawaii. Eventually he entered the Hastings College of Law, from which institution he received the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1904, and in the same year he was admitted to practice in the state of California and in the United States supreme court. First, he was associated with Garret W. McEnerney and H. S. Goodfellow, and then established his own office, which he has maintained since. He does a most satisfactory amount of litigation and specializes in civil cases. He is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association, the California State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Tremont has acquired a distinct prestige through his ethical methods of conducting his work, and he holds the confidence of all who have entrusted their cases to him.

Mr. Tremont was married to Miss Florence Kingdon, who was born in Canada. To their union has been born one child, Marion. They have a beautiful country place situated at Saratoga, and here the owner finds his greatest diversion from the strenuous routine of law practice.

In religious belief, Mr. Tremont is a Protestant. He has accorded his support to the republican party in political affairs, but has not sought candidacy for public office. He is a member of the blue lodge, chapter, and council in the Masonic fraternity, and belongs to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. He has been alive to his duties of citizenship, and has always maintained a friendly spirit of cooperation among his fellows.

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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