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Rudolph Spreckels
Description:Rudolph Spreckels was the son of Claus Spreckels, who was known as the Sugar King. Rudolph is primarily known for financing the San Francisco Graft Investigation between 1906-9. He would be shunned by other wealthy San Franciscans for attempting to clean up the city's corruption. He also played a prominent role in California's progressive era, campaigning for the 1922 and 1924 Water and Power Act. He would go bankrupt during the early years of the depression. His bank, the First National Bank of San Francisco would be taken over by Crocker.
Birth:Jan 1 1872
 San Francisco
Death:Oct 4 1958
 Daly City
Nationality:United States of America
Ethnicity:German American
Marriage:Spouse: Eleanor J. Jolliffe
Aug 5 1895
 San Francisco
FatherClaus SpreckelsJuly 9 1828
MotherAnna Christina Mangels
ChildHoward SpreckelsDec 1898
ChildEleanor SpreckelsSep 1902
ChildRudolph SpreckelsMar 1897
ChildClaudine SpreckelsMay 1906
BrotherAdolph B. SpreckelsJan 5 1857
BrotherJohn D. SpreckelsAug 16 1853
WifeEleanor J. Jolliffe
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