Enoch Homer Pardee (April 1, 1829–September 21, 1896) was the 18th Mayor of Oakland, and served from 1876 to 1878. From 1868 to 1869 Pardee built his family's mansion which today is now known as the Pardee Home Museum.

Pardee was born in Greece, New York and moved to the Midwest before coming to California during the Gold Rush. When he came to San Francisco, he became an eye doctor.4

Pardee served on the Oakland City Council in 1869, 1870, 1871 (President of the Council), and 1872. He was a member of the Republican party.1 He also served as state assemblyman in the 9th Assembly and state senator.2

Pardee was a co-founder of the First Unitarian Church and of the Athenian Club. He was the first president of the Athenian Club.5

Dr. Enoch H. Pardee was a Freemason and with others, organized the Oakland Lodge, No. 188 in Oakland on March 16, 1868. He was Junior Warden, then was elected Master in 1871. His only son, Dr. George C. Pardee received degrees of Masonry and presided in the Oriental Chair of the Lodge which he created. 3George Pardee, a medical doctor, was active in Oakland politics and was the 29th mayor of Oakland, and later became the governor of California.

Death and Burial

Enoch died in 1896, and large numbers of people turned out for the funeral at the Masonic Temple. Nathan Spaulding delivered the eulogy, and Reverend McLean spoke. The Pardees are buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland.

E. H. Pardee
photo CC SA-BY-NC from Our Oakland
Pardee family lot
photo CC SA-BY-NC from Our Oakland

Links and Refereces

  1. ACROSS THE BAY: The Coming Election in OaklandSan Francisco Chronicle, 2/27/1887

  2. George C Pardee Join California: Election History for the State of California.

  3. Fifty Years Of Masonry In California V1 - Volume 1 - Page 337
  4. Enoch H. Pardee on Wikipedia
  5. Enoch Homer Pardee on Lives of the Dead
  6. Buried Beneath Acacia Sprigs San Francisco Call September 25, 1896



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