Lissner, Meyer, 1871-1930,

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  • 1871, June 16: born in San Francisco; son of Louis and Mathilda (Block) Lissner. education: public grammar and high school in Oakland.
  • c. 1886: began successful jewelry and pawnshop business.
  • 1896, August 12: married Ermine Greenhood of Okland; three children: Louis Meyer, Jay Greenhood and Aline Mathilda.
  • 1898 - 1899 : Los Angeles Law School.
  • 1899: practiced law in Los Angeles, first 6 years as partner of Edgar W. Camp, later Joseph L. Lewinsohn.
  • 1906: organizer and secretary of Non-Partisan City Central Committee (of Los Angeles).
  • 1906 - 1910 : member of the executive committee of the Municipal League of Los Angeles. (2nd vice president in 1909.)
  • 1907: an organizer of the Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican League in California. (chairman of Los Angeles County Executive Committee 1908, vice president, 1910.)
  • 1907: secretary and organizer of Owens River Campaign Committee.
  • 1907: organizer of City Club of Los Angeles. (member of the Board of Governers, vice president, 1908 and president, 1911.)
  • 1909: president of the Good Government Organization.
  • 1909 - 1911 : organizer and secretary of the Good Government Fund.
  • 1909 - 1911 : member of the executive committee of the Direct Legislation League of California.
  • 1909 - 1911 : president of the Board of Public Utilities, City of Los Angeles.
  • 1909 - 1916 : member of executive committee of National Municipal League, 1909-1916.
  • 1917: vice president of National Municipal League
  • 1910 - 1916 : chairman of California Republican State Central Committee.
  • 1912 - 1916 : member of National Executive Committee, Progressive Party (or Progressive National Com.)
  • 1914 - 1917 : editor of California Outlook
  • 1928: 1915 - 1919 : member of California Industrial Accident Commission.
  • 1921 - 1925 : member of U.S. Shipping Board (resigned 1925.)
  • 1930, July 28: died.

From the guide to the Meyer Lissner Papers, 1903-1923 (inclusive), 1910-1920 (bulk), (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Meyer Lissner Papers, 1903-1923 (inclusive), 1910-1920 (bulk) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Arlett, Arthur M. Arthur Arlett papers, 1912-1921. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Alice M. Rose Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican League collection, 1900-1943 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
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associatedWith Arlett, Arthur M. person
associatedWith Bancroft, Philip, 1881- person
associatedWith Baumgartner, J. P. person
associatedWith California Railroad Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Chenoweth, L. E. (Lawrence E.) person
associatedWith Dickson, E. A. person
associatedWith Heney, Francis J., 1859-1937 person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948 person
associatedWith Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 person
associatedWith Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945 person
associatedWith Kent, William, 1864-1928 person
associatedWith Krehbiel, Henry Edward, 1854-1923 person
associatedWith La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925 person
associatedWith League of Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith Lewinsohn, Joseph L. person
associatedWith Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican League. corporateBody
associatedWith Luce, Edgar A., 1881- person
associatedWith Mc Cabe, Alexander. person
associatedWith Nelles, Fred C. person
associatedWith Neylan, John Francis, 1885-1960 person
associatedWith Older, Fremont, 1856-1935 person
associatedWith Otis, Harrison Gray, 1837-1917 person
associatedWith Perkins, George W., 1862-1920 person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 person
associatedWith Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969 person
associatedWith Progressive Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Robinson, Leo S. person
associatedWith Rolph, James. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Rose, Alice M. person
associatedWith Rowell, Chester Harvey, 1867-1948 person
associatedWith Russell, Charles Edward, 1860-1941 person
associatedWith Shoup, Paul, 1874-1946 person
associatedWith Sierra Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Pacific Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Spreckels, Rudolph. person
associatedWith Stephens, William D. 1859-1944 person
associatedWith Stone, George W. person
associatedWith Taft, William h. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
associatedWith Thompson, Newton Wayland, 1882- person
associatedWith Title Insurance and Trust Co. (Los Angeles) corporateBody
associatedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944 person
associatedWith Willard, C. D. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 person
associatedWith Woodruff, Clinton Rogers, 1868- person
associatedWith Young, Clement Calhoun, 1869-1947 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Hetch Hetchy Reservior (Calif.)
Los Angeles.
Democratic Party
Eight-hour movement
Election law
Elections, nonpartisan
Employers' liability
Initiative, Right of
Unemployment insurance
Proportional representation
Republican Party
Single tax


Birth 1871

Death 1930

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