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. Libraries. Dept. 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. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Anderson, George B. person
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.
Insurance, Unemployment
Employer's liability--California
Election law
Initiative, Right of
Single tax
Eight-hour movement
Democratic Party--California
Proportional representation
Republican Party--California
Elections, nonpartisan


Birth 1871

Death 1930

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