San Jose, California

1888 – Establishment Of The Sainte Claire Club

In 1888 the Sainte Claire Club was established by various prominent San Jose, California citizens, including James Duval Phelan who served as a banker, a mayor of San Francisco and as a U.S. Senator.

Author’s Note:

In 1920, James Duval Phelan ran a U.S. Senate campaign with a white supremacist slogan, “Keep California White”.

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