James W. Gillogly, city clerk of Alameda, California, is one of the enterprising and popular young men of the town. He is a native of Ogden, Utah, born in 1874, son of James Lee and Lydia Lucelia (Webster) Gillogly, both natives of New York. On his mother's side the ancestry is traced back to England, the progenitor of the family this country having landed here in 1635, among the New England Puritans. Mrs. Gillogly's great-grandfather was one of the early govenors of the state of Connecticut. In 1870 James Lee Gillogly and his wife moved from New York to Ogden, Utah, where Mr. Gillogly as an Espiscopal minister was engaged in work in conjunction with Bishop Tuttle. their work also extended into Idaho and wyoming. Mr. J. L. Gillogly died in 1882, and after his death his widow moved with her family, consisting of three boys and two girls, to Missouri. She has made her home in Alameda, California, since 1896.

James W. Gillogly received his early education in Ogden, in an Espiscopal school. At the age of thirteen he entered the Shattuck Military School at Fairbault, Minnesota, where he graduated in 1893, being captain of his company at the time of his graduation. He came to California in 1894, first to Fresno county, where for a few years he was engaged in the vineyard business. Then he came to Alameda and entered the employ of the Oakland Transit Company. In 1900 he was appointed deputy city clerk of Alameda, where hs efficient service and popularity gained for him election to the city clerk's office in 1901, and re-election without opposition in 1903, the last election being for a term of four years. Mr. Gillogly is a Republican. his first election, however, was on the independent ticket. In April, 1904, he was elected captain of Company G Fifth Regiment National Guards of California.

He is identified with a number of the popular fraternal organizations of Alameda, including the Elks, Royal Arcanum, Maccabees, W. of W. and K. of P.

Source: History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume II

The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine

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