Born: September 20, 1869 or 1870 in San Bernardino, CA
Married: Minerva Cook (m. 1903)
Children: Reginald and Francis
Family: Grandson of Jose A. Estudillo
1918-1924: City Attorney, City of Riverside
1941-1949: City Attorney, City of Riverside
- Several biographies written during his lifetime set his birthyear as 1870, but his grave at Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside lists 1869.
- UNACKNOWLEDGED LATINO: This elected official was excluded from the list of "Previous Latino Members of the Legislature" by the Latino Legislative Caucus [accessed 6/1/2011]. This list was later corrected by renaming it "California Latino Legislative Caucus Former Members" [as of 2/16/2014].
- LEGISLATION: Author of AB 248 (1905), which authorized the retrocession of Yosemite Valley (and all the headwaters of the Merced River) to the U.S. federal government for use as a National Park. This land that the state gave up is now visited by over 3.7 million people annually, was designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, and appears on specialty license plates (1993-Present) and two different commemorative U.S. quarter dollar coins; as part of the 50 State quarters (in 2005) and on America the Beautiful quarters (in 2010).
Source: California Blue Book (1907), (1909), (1911)