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Richard I. Whelan
Richard I. Whelan

San Francisco Sheriff 1895 -1898

Prior to his election as Sheriff, Whelan was the President of Bland Books, a local publishing agency. He was appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Board of Education. He was elected Sheriff on the Democratic ticket. One of his many accomplishments was to help reshape the jury selection process in the courts.

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