San Francisco District Attorney's Office

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The San Francisco District Attorney's Office is the legal agency charged with prosecuting crimes in the city and county of San Francisco, California. The current district attorney is George Gascón. Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed him to that post on January 9, 2011, to succeed Kamala Harris, who had been elected California Attorney General in November 2010. He was subsequently elected in his own right in November 2011.

Previous DAs include:

(Alphabetically)

  • William S. Barnes 1891-1898
  • Matthew Brady 1920-1943 (longest-serving San Francisco DA)
  • Harvey S. Brown 1858-1860
  • Lewis F. Byington 1900-1905
  • Henry H. Byrne 1856
  • Herry H. Byrne 1868-1871
  • Edmund G. (Pat) Brown 1944-1950
  • John J. Ferdon 1964-1975
  • Charles Fickert 1910-1919
  • Joseph Freitas Jr. 1976-1979
  • George Gascón 2011-present
  • Terence Hallinan 1996-2003
  • Kamala Harris 2004-2010
  • William H. Langdon 1906-1910
  • Thomas C. Lynch 1951-1964
  • Daniel J. Murphy 1872-1873, 1876-1879, 1899-1900
  • William K. Osborn 1857
  • James D. Page 1889-1890
  • Nathan Porter 1861-1867
  • Leonidas E. Pratt 1882
  • Thomas P. Ryan 1874-1875
  • Arlo Smith 1980-1995
  • David L. Smoot 1880-1881
  • Edward B. Stonehill 1887-1888
  • Jeremiah D. Sullivan 1883-1884
  • John N. Wilson 1885-1886

(Chronologically)

  • Henry H. Byrne 1856
  • William K. Osborn 1857
  • Harvey S. Brown 1858-1860
  • Nathan Porter 1861-1867
  • Herry H. Byrne 1868-1871
  • Daniel J. Murphy 1872-1873
  • Thomas P. Ryan 1874-1875
  • Daniel J. Murphy 1876-1879
  • David L. Smoot 1880-1881
  • Leonidas E. Pratt 1882
  • Jeremiah D. Sullivan 1883-1884
  • John N. Wilson 1885-1886
  • Edward B. Stonehill 1887-1888
  • James D. Page 1889-1890
  • William S. Barnes 1891-1898
  • Daniel J. Murphy 1899-1900
  • Lewis F. Byington 1900-1905
  • William H. Langdon 1906-1910
  • Charles Fickert 1910-1919
  • Matthew Brady 1920-1943
  • Edmund G. (Pat) Brown 1944-1950
  • Thomas C. Lynch 1951-1964
  • John J. Ferdon 1964-1975
  • Joseph Freitas Jr. 1976-1979
  • Arlo Smith 1980 - 1995
  • Terence Hallinan 1996-2003
  • Kamala Harris 2004-2010
  • George Gascón 2011-present

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