Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nickname #1 -- April 7, 2010

Newly elected Mayor of San Francisco, James Rolph, Jr, Sunny Jim, poses with his long-suffering wife, Annie, in an image from the 27-September-1911 San Francisco Call. Sunny Jim, a bon vivant, would be elected to ten two-year terms as mayor. During his administration, many important public works came to fruition, including the Hetch Hetchy water system and the Twin Peaks and Sunset Tunnels for the Municipal Railway. He left to become Governor of California, but died in office.

He gave money to school kids, rides to anyone who needed them, especially pretty girls, and completely ignored Prohibition.

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