The Municipal Government for the City of Oakland, California in 1887 was as follows:
Mayor — William . R. Davis
Police Judge — Fred W. Henshaw
Clerk of Police Court — D. E. Bortree
Bailiff of Police Court — Samuel H. Mitchell
City Clerk and Treasurer — Ashmun C. Henry (probably of the Ashmun C Henry House?)
Deputy City Clerk — Z. T. Gilpin (also Freemason)
Marshal and Tax Collector — John W. Tompkins
Deputy City Marshal — William. A. McDowell
Deputy License Collector — Leon D. Smith
City Assessor — J. M. Dillon
Deputy City Assessor — J. Leach
City Attorney — James A. Johnson
City Engineer — T. W. Morgan
Chief Engineer Fire Department — James K. Moffitt (related to the Blake & Moffitt Building?
First Assistant Engineer Fire Department — James F. Kennedy
Second Assistant Engineer Fire Department — Miles Doody
Sup't Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph — G. H. Carleton
City Physician — D. D. Crowley, M. D.
Sanitary and Plumbing Inspector — Geo. W. Snook
City Wharfinger — J. J. Pennypacker
Captain of Police — W. R. Thomas
Police Clerk — R. A. Hughes
Pound Master — W. J. O'Connell
City Hall Janitor — J. A. Wilds
Regular meetings of the City Council on the 1st and 3d Mondays of each month. A. W. Bishop, Fifth Ward, President; J. T. Carothers, First Ward; John C. Wilson, Second Ward; D. C. Brown, Third Ward; T. G. Harrison, Fourth Ward; John H. Pierce, Sixth Ward; O. C. Kirk, Seventh Ward.
Ordinance and Judiciary — Carothers, Kirk, Harrison
Auditing and Finance — Wilson, Brown, Carothers
Streets and Buildings — Harrison, Pierce, Wilson
Fire and Water — Kirk, Wilson, Carothers
Education — Carothers, Wilson, Harrison
Street Lights and Lamp Posts — Wilson, Kirk, Pierce
Removals and, Obstructions — Pierce, Harrison, Brown
City Hall and Police — Brown, Pierce, Harrison
Public Printing — Pierce, Brown, Carothers
Judge — Fred. W. Henshaw
Clerk — D. E. Bortree
Bailiff — Samuel H. Mitchell
City Justices' Courts
F. B. Ogden's Court is held at 864 Broadway, corner Eighth; Fred. W. Henshaw's, City Hall.
Captain of Police — W. R. Thomas
Clerk Captain of Police Office — R. A. Hughes
Bailiff Police Court — Samuel H. Mitchell
First Sergeant — W. F. Fletcher
Second Sergeant — A. Wilson
Detectives — D. Holland, A Shorey
Day Prison Keeper — John M Ingham
Night Prison Keeper — J. S. Mackey
T. A. Downey, John Barnett, John Ranlett, C. H. Cole, J. B. Fields, B. R. Philips, O. D. Brown, Hall B. Rand, H. Nedderman, J. A. Kennedy, R. D. Hunter, F. Greenwald, Henry McCloy, P. H. Felley, D. W. Swain, E. J. Chase, W. A. Dannaker, Nicholas Williams; James Hill, Guard of Chain Gang.
The City Council makes all appointments to the police force.
The following Special Patrolmen are under the control of the Captain of Police, subject to the same rules and regulations as the regularly appointed force: — D. F. Batchelder, M. D. Hewett, W. H. Summers, F. R. Weider, W. Howlett, W. F. Goodwin, St. Clair Hodgkins, D. Wright, Daniel Morrison, Thos. Gilmore, J. H. Baker, J. T. Morrison, C. A. Scoville, E. S. Ainsworth, Alonzo T. Ayers, Cornelius Wells, Wm. G. Cashin, Lyman D. Babb, J. W. Kesler, W. D. Thomas, A. J. Ross.
Chief Engineer — James Moffitt
Assistant Engineers — James F. Kennedy and Miles Doody
Superintendent Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph — G. H. Carleton
BOARD OF EDUCATION
President, Isaac Upham ; Superintendent and Secretary (ex-officio) Fred M. Campbell; Assistant Superintendent and Secretary, Mrs. Kate A. Campbell; C. H. Redington, First Ward; H. M. Sanborn, Second Ward; H. T. Smith, Third Ward; E. Everett, Fourth Ward; Isaac Upham, Fifth Ward; R. W. Miller, Sixth Ward; Dr. A. Fine, Seventh Ward.
Rules and Regulations — Redington, Smith, and Fine
Classification, Textbooks, and Course of Instruction — Fine, Everett, and Miller
Schoolhouses and Sites — Smith, Redington, and Fine
Furniture, Supplies, and Printing — Miller, Sanborn, and Everett
High School — Redington. Everett, and Fine
Commercial and Evening School — Sanborn, Smith, and Miller
Finance — Everett, Miller, and Redington
Judiciary — Sanborn, Smith, and Everett
Industrial Education — Redington, Fine, and Sanborn
Observatory — Sanborn, Miller, and Smith