San Francisco Sheriff 1908-1910
Dolan's term of office as Sheriff was preceded by his election to the State Assembly in 1897. A native San Franciscan, he was also a prominent member of the Native Sons and a plumber by trade. In 1893, he was the commissary in the Sheriff's Department. Following his term as Sheriff, he was appointed head of the Commission of Weights and Sealers in 1913, and during his tenure twenty thousand false weights and measures were discovered in use in the City. While Sheriff, his Undersheriff was P. J. Haggerty. He died on November 19, 1919.