Frank Marion Angellotti
|17th Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court|
January 5, 1915 - November 15, 1921
|Matt I. Sullivan|
|Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court|
December 11, 1902 - January 4, 1915
|Ralph C. Harrison|
|William P. Lawlor|
|Born||September 4, 1861|
San Rafael, California, U.S.
|Died||May 23, 1932 (aged 70)|
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Emma Cornelia Cearley (m. 1884)
|Alma mater||University of California, Hastings College of the Law (LLB)|
Frank Marion Angellotti (September 4, 1861 – May 23, 1932), was an American attorney who served as the 17th Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court from January 5, 1915 to November 1921, and as an Associate Justice from December 11, 1902, to January 4, 1915.
Angellotti was born in San Rafael, California, son of Giuseppe and Lois Frances (Osgood) Angellotti. His father was an Italian merchant and land owner of Marin County, California, from 1852 until his death. His mother was descended from Christopher Osgood, who came from Marlborough, England, on the ship Mary and John in 1633 and settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts. He attended private schools in San Rafael and was educated at Boys High School in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1882 with the degree of LL.B.; was admitted to the California bar in the same year, and established a successful practice in San Rafael.
He was district attorney for Marin County during 1885 to 1891. In 1891, he became judge of the superior court for a term of twelve years. He was associate justice of the Supreme Court of California during December 11, 1902, to January 4, 1915, serving in Department One with justices Lucien Shaw and Walter Van Dyke, later replaced by M. C. Sloss. In November 1914, Angellotti ran successfully for chief justice to replace retiring William H. Beatty, and held the post from January 5, 1915, to November 15, 1921. His notable cases include In re Terui (1921), and In re Kotta (1921), in which he wrote the opinion striking down the alien poll tax adopted in the previous session of the California legislature.
Starting in 1918 he was lieutenant-governor for California of the Society of Colonial Wars. He was grand master of California Masons during 1898-99 and was also a member of the American Bar Association, California State Bar Association and the Marin County Bar Association.
Angellotti was married December 27, 1884, to Emma Cornelia Cearley, daughter of Edmund and Lucretia (Polk) Cearley, of Irvington, California. They had two children: Frances Louise (died in infancy) and Marion Polk Angellotti, an author. Frank Angellotti died on May 23, 1932, and was buried at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael.
Officers were elected as follows:...Frank M. Angellotti. '82, vice president.
The following members constitute the Advisory Board fur Marin County, to whom any inquiries may be addressed:...Frank M. Angellotti, District Attorney.