Bancroft, Philip, 1881-1975

Hide Profile

Philip Bancroft was a farmer and long-time resident of Contra Costa County. He was active in the California Republican Party and the Progressive Party, and was a member and officer of numerous agricultural organizations, including the Associated Farmers of Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa Walnut Growers' Association and the California Pear Growers' Association.

From the description of Philip Bancroft papers, 1908-1959. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 84653013

Biographical Sketch

Philip Bancroft was born in San Francisco in 1881, the son of Hubert Howe and Matilda Coley Griffing Bancroft. He attended Harvard Law School and Hastings College of the Law, graduating from the latter in 1905. He then established a law practice in San Francisco and soon became interested in politics. In 1908 he was elected a delegate to the Republican National Convention. In 1912 he was elected again to their convention where he became a member of the Progressive National Convention formed to nominate Theodore Roosevelt and Hiram W. Johnson. Following Army service in World War I, he decided to become a full-time farmer on his ranch in Walnut Creek, California. He was a member and officer of numerous agricultural organizations including the Associated Farmers of Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa Walnut Growers' Association and the California Pear Growers' Association. In 1938 and 1944 he was the Republican nominee for the office of United States Senator from California. He died in 1975.

From the guide to the Philip Bancroft Papers, 1908-1959, (The Bancroft Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Bancroft, Philip, 1881-1975. Politics, farming, and the Progressive party in California : oral history transcript / Philip Bancroft ; tape recorded interviews conducted by Willa K. Baum in April-August, 1961. Regional Cultural History Project, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1962 : and related material, 1961-1962. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Bancroft, Philip, 1881-1975. Recollections of Hubert Howe Bancroft : Walnut Creek, California : transcript of tape recorded interview conducted by David D. Smits, 1971 Apr. 24. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Bancroft, Philip, 1881-1975. Philip Bancroft papers, 1908-1959. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Bancroft, Philip, 1881-1975. Photographs of California Delegates to the Progressive National Convention, Chicago [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Davidson, Winifred. Notes, clippings, etc., concerning H.H. Bancroft and the adobe house in Spring Valley, San Diego, Co., which he owned, 1935-1936. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Catalogue I of the Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Arlett, Arthur M. Arthur Arlett papers, 1912-1921. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Stetson, John Walter, 1871-1919. John Walter Stetson papers, 1912. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918. Hubert Howe Bancroft letters, 1882-1918, to his family. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Lissner, Meyer, b. 1871. Meyer Lissner papers, 1903-1923 (bulk 1910-1920). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bristol, Robert Dewey, d. 1932. Robert Dewey Bristol papers, [ca. 1894-1932]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Bancroft, Philip, 1881-1975. The California contest at the Republican National Convention of 1912 : San Francisco : typescript, [1912]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918. Hubert Howe Bancroft family papers, circa 1835-1960. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Philip Bancroft Papers, 1908-1959 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Boyé, photographer. Portraits of the Bancroft family from the Philip Bancroft papers [graphic] UC Berkeley Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Arlett, Arthur M. person
associatedWith Associated Farmers (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918. person
associatedWith Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Baum, Willa K. person
associatedWith Bristol, Robert Dewey, d. 1932. person
associatedWith California Hoover Progressive Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Davidson, Winifred. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Johnson-Eshleman Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945. person
associatedWith Keesling, Francis V. (Francis Valentine), 1877- person
associatedWith Lissner, Meyer, b. 1871. person
associatedWith Lucie, Edgar Augustine, 1881-1958. person
associatedWith Madsen, Martin C. person
associatedWith Merriam, Frank Finley, 1865-1955. person
associatedWith Miller, Raymond W., 1928- person
associatedWith Moffett, photographer. person
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Pardee, George C. (George Cooper), 1857-1941. person
associatedWith Progressive Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Progressive Party (Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Progressive Party National Convention. 1912 : Chicago) corporateBody
associatedWith Regional Cultural History Project (University of California, Berkeley) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican National Convention 1912 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ). National Convention, 1912. corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Rowell, Chester H. (Chester Harvey), 1867-1948. person
associatedWith Shurtleff, Charles Allerton, 1857-1941. person
associatedWith Smits, David D. person
associatedWith Stetson, John Walter, 1871-1919. person
associatedWith Walker, Fred J. person
associatedWith Wardell, Justus S., 1872-1945. person
associatedWith Young, Clement C. (Clement Calhoun), 1869-1947. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Contra Costa County (Calif.)
California
California
California--San Francisco
California
Subject
Political campaigns--Photographs
Railroad stations--Photographs
Fruit culture
Cooperation
Agricultural laborers
Agriculture
Lawyers
Elections
Occupation
Function

Person

Birth 1881

Death 1975

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kd27ct

Ark ID: w6kd27ct

SNAC ID: 9869724