NAME, Years Elected to City Council
James Larue, Jr (1835 (or 1838)-1904) served on City Council in 1873 and 1874, representing the 7th ward. His father, James Larue, was an influential pioneer in Oakland.
Laure Jr was born in Michigan and followed his mother to California when he was 14.9 Larue Jr worked for his father in the ferry and lumber business until approximately 1880. Then he joined up with "Mr Mathews" to become half of Mathews & Larue, an insurance company. In 1869 he married Lydia Palmer.3 Laure lived at 1432 13th Avenue.6 Larue was a certified notary public (not sure how common this was then).5
OTHER POSITIONS IN CITY GOVERNMENT
1895 Justice of the Peace, Alameda County (possibly other years)1
Trustee of the Oakland Public Library2
Assesor of Brooklyn Township4
1898-1904 Justice of the Peace, Brooklyn Township8
1. The Journal of the Assembly. California. Legislature. Assembly, 1895.
2. Conmy, Peter Thomas. The Organic Structure of Oakland Free Library. Oakland Public Library, 1969.
3. The Bay of San Francisco. Vol. 2, pages 44-45, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.
4. The Bay of San Francisco.
5. California Blue Book. State Printing Office: 1893.
6. "JUDGE LARUE PASSES AWAY: He Was Prominent in the Political Life of Oakland and One of Its Oldest Residents." San Francisco Chronicle: July 10, 1904.
7. "JUDGE LARUE PASSES AWAY."
8. "JUDGE LARUE PASSES AWAY."
9. Guinn, JM. History of the State of California and Biographical Record of Oakland and Environs. Los Angeles: Historic Record Co, 1907.