Contra Costa County











James F. Hoey was born at Martinez, California, on April 16, 1885, the son of Bernard and Katherine (McArdle).

He graduated from the Martinez Grammar School; Lowell High School; University of California; and finally from the College of Jurisprudence.

Mr. Hoey was admitted to the California bar in 1916 and started practice with the firm of Creed, Jones and Dall in San Francisco; in 1921 he became deputy district attorney of Contra Costa County. In 1931, while chief deputy district attorney, he was sponsored by every attorney in the county for the office of District Attorney, also the Grand Jury passed resolutions commending him highly on the honest and efficient manner in which he operated his office. It is interesting to note that Mr. Hoey has tried more jury cases in Contra Costa in the past ten years than all the rest of the lawyers in the county combined, most of the cases being damage suits in which he represented the defendants. He is now in general practice by himself with offices in Martinez, and Pittsburg, California.

He is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association; California State Bar; Martinez Kiwanis Club (past president): Richmond Lodge B.P.O. Elks; and the Martinez Aerie, Eagles; He was also grand president of the N.S.G.W. in 1921. His favorite recreation is horseback riding.

Married Elizabeth Ludden on June 14, 1911. Children: J. Francis, 1912; Margaret Elizabeth (now Mrs. Edward Collins), 1913; Bernard Ludden (died May 2, 1936), 1915.

Residence: Hillside Drive, Martinez, California.

Offices: 630 Court Street, Martinez, California.





Transcribed by Joyce Rugeroni.

Source: Eminent Californians 1953, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 513, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.

2014 Joyce Rugeroni.







Contra Costa County Biographies

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