Edward Lande, a practicing attorney at the bar of San Francisco, was born July 21, 1859, in Independence, Polk county, Oregon. He is a son of Raphael and Maria (Josephi) Lande, who were both settlers of the west, locating in Oregon at an early period in the history of that state.
When two years of age Edward Lande was brought by his parents to San Francisco and when a little youth of six summers he entered the public schools, wherein he continued his studies until he had completed the course in the boys' high school by graduation at the age of sixteen years. Desiring that his life work should be along professional lines, he then entered a law office and took up the study of law and of stenography. he became official reporter for many famous trials in this city and was also official reporter for the first commission created by the legislature of California to inquire into the effect of hydraulic mining in the mining sections of this state upon the agricultural interests. Mr. Lande studied law under the direction of W. W. Morrow, United States circuit judge, and was admitted to the bar in 1880. He then entered upon the practice of his profession, with which he has since been actively engaged up to the present time. In 1894 he formed a partnership with Thomas D. Riordan, under the firm style of Riordan & Lande. This is now one of the representative law firms of San Francisco, conducting a general practice. In the meantime in 1888-9 Mr. Lande spent a year and a half in completing his education and adding to his general knowledge by study and travel in Europe, visiting the many places of modern and historic interest in the old world. To an understanding of acuteness and vigor he added a thorough and conscientious preparatory training for the bar, while in his practice he has exemplified all the high elements of the truly great lawyer. He is constantly inspired by an innate inflexible sense of justice and while his fidelity to the interests of his clients is well known he never forgets that he owes a higher allegiance to the majesty of the law. His diligence and energy in the preparation of his cases as well as the ernestness, tenacity and courage with which he defends the right as he understands it challenges the highest admiration of his associates. He invariably seeks to present his argument in the strong clear light of common reasoning and sound logical principals.
Mr. Lande is a stalwart Republican in his political views, never wavering in his allegiance to the party. He belongs to the Union League Club of San Francisco and in Masonry has attained high rank, being a thirty-second degree Mason of the San Francisco Consistory and a life member of the Mystic Shrine. He is well known in this city where almost his entire life has been passed and where he has attained a creditable position as a citizen and lawyer.
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