Thomas J. Trodden, who is successfully engaged in the insurance business at 405 Montgomery street in San Francisco,
is a native son of this city, his birth having occurred April 21, 1885. He is a son of the late Thomas and Theresa
(Murphy) Trodden. The father came to California when a young man, in 1867, and followed his trade as a baker with
Foley's at Fourth and Jesse streets. He died in 1907. His wife came to California in 1867, then being in girlhood,
and they were married in this state. Seven children were born to their union, of whom Thomas J. Trodden is the
only survivor. The mother died in the year 1905.
Thomas J. Trodden was afforded splendid educational advantages in his youth. He first attended the parochial schools,
and subsequently entered St. Mary's College, from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1904, while
the Bachelor of Laws degree was conferred upon him by the University of Santa Clara in 1925. However, he did not
take up law practice, but continued active in the mercantile business until 1927, at which time he took up insurance
brokerage and the adjustment of claims. He has met with most satisfying results in his labors in this field, and
has gradually increased the scope of his work in the bay district. He is known as a citizen of fine ability, and
of honorable procedure in whatsoever he has undertaken.
Mr. Trodden was married to Miss Rose M. Quinn, a sister of Chief of Police Quinn of San Francisco, and to their
happy union have been born four children, namely: Thomas J., Jr., Rose Mary, Virginia, and John.
The political affiliation of Mr. Trodden is with the republican party, and religiously he is a communicant of the
Roman Catholic Church. He has been very prominent in the Knights of Columbus, belonging to San Francisco Council
No. 615, and he is now grand knight elect of this order. He also belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks and the United Commercial Travelers. He has always manifested a commendable interest in general civic affairs
of his home city, and has generously lent his cooperation wherever he thought it would be of 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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