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George Stanleigh Arnold

Male 1881 - 1942  (60 years)


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  • Name George Stanleigh Arnold 
    Born 3 Apr 1881  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jan 1942  Marin, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13387  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2018 

    Father George Sumner Arnold,   b. 16 Apr 1846, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1888  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Evelyn Greenwood Thompson 
    Family ID F8398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent,   b. 8 Jan 1894, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1952, Marin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1915  Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold,   b. 2 Dec 1915, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1992, Los Altos, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F8400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His daughter Elizabeth's obituary in the Marin Independent Journal (20 Sep 1992, reproduced at www.sfgenealogy.com/boards/mcobits/archive4/5426.html) calls him "a prominent San Francisco attorney", but also refers to him, apparently in error, as "Eugene Arnold." Elizabeth's son Tom Whitmore confirms that his name was George Stanleigh Arnold, and adds that he was a Yale man known to friends as "Big Stan."

      From his Yale obituary:

      Admitted to practice in Connecticut 1906 and California 1910, in office of Talcott H Russell ['69], New Haven, 1906; law examiner United States Forest Service, Washington, D C , 1906-09, lawyer in San Francisco 1909-42 (member Denman & Arnold 1911-18); special assistant to United States Attorney General in oil-land litigation 1913; San Francisco representative for President Wilson's Commission on Mediation and Conciliation 1917; member War Labor Policies Board, Washington, 1918-19, special assistant to Attorney General of United States in charge NRA litigation 1934-35; chairman emergency boards created by President Roosevelt in 1936 and 1937 under provisions of Railway Labor Act to investigate and report on railway labor disputes; chairman of a three-man board created by the President in 1941 to investigate wage dispute between ore dock workers of Duluth-Supenor district and rail carriers, president Pacific States (now Coos Bay) Lumber Company 1926-27 and Katharine Branson School, Ross, Calif, 1939-42; vice-president California Fish and Game Commission; director San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Save-the-Redwoods League; Boy Scout Commissioner Mann County, president Yale Alumni Association of Northern California 1921-23 and representative on Alumni Board 1923-42, California State chairman Yale Law School Association 1921; member University Club of San Francisco (president 1925-29) and St John's Church (Episcopal), Ross.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1607] History of the Class of 1903, ed. Ziegler Sargent. New Haven: Yale University, 1906.

    2. [S1998] Sherman Genealogy Including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England: Some Descendants of the Immigrants, Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the Descendants of Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman by Thomas Townsend Sherman. New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1920.