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Matthew C. Carberry
Matthew C. Carberry
San Francisco Sheriff 1956-1971

Matt Carberry was a City Supervisor and President of the Fire Commission. He was appointed as Sheriff by the Mayor to fill the term of the deceased Sheriff Gallagher, and was subsequently reelected. He continued the reforms that Sheriff Gallagher had started on the jail system. His Undersheriff was Francis Smith. Sheriff Carberry had problems with both prisoners and labor issues towards the end of his last term of office. He was defeated by a new reform candidate, Richard Hongisto, when the conservative vote was split during the election.

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