THE VALLEY OF HEART's DELIGHT
RICHARD V. BRESSANI
SURNAMES: Del PIERO, NICORA,
A scholarly, experienced and very successful
attorney who has had the advantage of several years of work in the
county clerk's office, is Richard V. Bressani, a native son of
California, who was born at San Jose on February 1, 1894. His father,
August Bressani, and his mother, who was Mary Del Piero before her
marriage, came here in 1889, and both are still living. Richard went to
school like all the other boys of the neighborhood and in course of
time he was graduated from St. Joseph's School. Then in 1913 he was
given his Bachelor of Arts degree at Santa Clara University and two
years later, the Santa Clara institution conferred upon him the coveted
LL.B. degree. For three years he was a deputy in the county clerk's
office, where his knowledge of local affairs was decidedly enlarged;
and on August 1, 1919, he commenced to practice for himself. From the
start he was more than fortunate, and it is evident today that his
chances for a brilliant future are such as would inspire any young man.
He is a member of the Democratic County Central Committee, but is
broader in his view of civic problems, and favors the endorsement of men and measures rather than any form of partisanship.
A patriot professing the greatest devotion to country and state, Mr.
Bressani is particularly interested in Santa Clara County and its
rational and rapid development. His own record of service in the recent
World War will always give him status and influence in urging upon
others the performance of simple, uplifting duty. He joined the U. S.
Army when his nation needed hint, and spent one year and three days in
France and Italy.
Mr. Bressani is a member of the Dante Alighieri and the Loyal
Italo-American clubs. He is also a member of the Y. M. I., the Knights
of Columbus, of which society he served as grand knight; the Elks and
Observatory Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West, as well as the
Universal Order of Foresters. At San Jose Mr. Bressani was united in
marriage with Miss Emma Nicora, born in Santa Clara County, a daughter
of Rolando Nicora, who settled in San Jose in the early '80s.
From Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 1448
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