NAME, Years Elected to City Council
John Towle was a Building Inspector and part of Towle & Broadwell Planing Mills. He was a very honest man: in 1909 someone snuck $10 into a box of candy in an attempt to bribe him. When he realized what happened he turned the money over to Mayor Mott.4
Towle was one of the councilmen arrested in February, 1895.3
He lived at 1934 Filbert St.5
OTHER POSITIONS IN CITY GOVERNMENT
- Alameda County: The Eden of the Pacific. Tribune Publishing Co: 1898.
- "OAKLAND HAS A POLITICAL STORM." San Francisco Chronicle: Dec 15, 1896.
- "FACED THE PRISON." San Francisco Chronicle: Feb 13, 1895.
- "SWEETS FOR A CITY OFFICIAL." San Francisco Chronicle: Jan 7, 1909.
- "Husted's Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley Directory." 1884.