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Document Details


Title: James Leach
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Marin County Free Library. Civic Center Branch. Anne T. Kent California Room
Collection: Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
Description: James Leach has lived in San Anselmo since 1906. The founder of the Leach Realty Company and builder of 300 homes in Marin in 50 years, James retired from his business in 1958. Born in Liverpool, England, James has given much to the Marin community. He cast one of the “ayes” votes in the 1907 election in which San Anselmo residents voted to incorporate their community. (The vote was 83 “yes” and 79 “no”) A warm and kindly man, James recalls Marin from 1906 to 1978.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/jleachft.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Leach, James, 1887-1979
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1887
Speaker occupation: Entrepreneur; Real estate executive
Age at speaking: 91
Document date: 27-Jul-1978
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla; Kent, Anne
Locations discussed: California; Marin County, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; California--History; Community; Local history; Marin County (Calif.)--History; Marin County, CA; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029607-32838