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Frank Marion Angellotti is Born

Today in Masonic History Frank Marion Angellotti is born in 1861.

Frank Marion Angellotti was an American jurist.

Angellotti was born in San Rafael, California September 4th, 1861. He attended private school and Lowell High School in San Francisco, California. He would graduate from Lowell High School in 1879. He would first study law with Judge Darwin and Judge Murphy in San Francisco. He would go on to attend Hastings Law School. He would graduate with a Bachelors of Laws degree in 1882.

After graduating, Angellotti was admitted to the bar later in 1882. He would open up a law practice in his home town of San Rafael. In 1884 he would be elected as the district attorney of Marin County. This would make Angellotti the youngest person to ever hold the position. It would also make him the first native born citizen of Marin county to hold the position. He would hold the position until 1891.

In 1890, Angellotti was elected to be a judge on the superior court of California. He would begin his term on the court in 1891. He would serve for twelve years. Having elected at the age of 29 he would be one of the youngest people elected to the position.

In 1903, when Angellotti left his position on the Superior Court bench, he would appointed to the California Supreme Court as an associate justice. In 1915, he was made the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. He would be the first native born Californian to hold that position.

In 1921, Angellotti, resigned as Chief Justice and returned to private practice. He would become the general counsel to the Western Pacific Railroad Company.

Angellotti passed away on May 23rd, 1932.

Angellotti was a member of Marin Lodge No. 191 in San Rafael, California. He was the Worshipful Master of the lodge from 1888 to 1890. He was the Grand Master of California in 1898 and 1899.