Gubenatorial Candidate Hiram Johnson said about Otis:

Hiram Johnson in 1912

“……..we have nothing so vile, nothing so low, nothing so debased, nothing  so infamous in San Francisco as Harrison gray Otis.  He sits there in senile dementia, with gangrened heart and rotting brain, grimacing at every reform, chattering impotently at all things that are decent; frothing, fuming, violently gibbering, going down to his grave in snarling infamy.  This man Otis is the one blot on the banner of Southern California; he is the one thing that all California looks at when in looking at Southern California they see anything that is disgraceful, depraved, corrupt, crooked and putrescent-that is Harrison Gray Otis.”…..Hiram Johnson, at the time candidate and eventually Governor of California…as quoted by William G. Bonelli in Billion Dollar Blackjack, pg.81

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