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James Denman

Independent Democratic

Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1894 Independent Democratic CD-05 6811 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 14, 1829 in New York, New York
Child: Willam and Mary
Died: February 10, 1909 in San Francisco, CA

1851: Organized the first free public school in San Francisco (the school was later named for him)
1851-1857: Principal, Denman Grammar School
1859-1861: Superintendent of Common Schools, City of San Francisco
1864-1867: Principal, Denman Grammar School
1868-1870: Superintendent of Common Schools, City of San Francisco
1871-1873: Principal, Denman Grammar School
1874-1875: Superintendent of Common Schools, City of San Francisco
1876-1889: Principal, Denman Grammar School
1889-1891: Member, San Francisco Board of Education
1893-1894: Member, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors
1860s-1889: Superintendent of Schools, City of San Francisco

  • PLACENAME: James Denman Middle School in San Francisco is named for the "father of San Francisco's public schools."

Source: "Father of Public Schools is Gone", San Francisco Call (2/11/1909)