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Lester P. Cooley

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DATE OF DEATH
1/29/1882

HISTORY
Here we have Lester Cooley. He came to San Mateo County in 1857 and bought 400 acres on the bay, which came to be known as "Cooley's Landing." He was appointed by the Governor to be a Trustee of the new town of Menlo Park. In 1875 he became the 2nd "mayor" and the first elected mayor. His family was also important in Menlo Park and Palo Alto politics.

MORE INFO
Historic Union Cemetery Page: Lester P. Cooley

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