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Vigorously investigated and prosecuted fraudulent land transfers made by families attempting to evade the consequences of the Alien Land Law Act. His administration served to clarify new legislation involving elections, motor vehicles, and criminal trial procedures. (The Criminal Law Division has since exploded its workload - Webb reported in his 1914-16 Biennial Report a criminal case load of 307 appeals in two years, whereas today more than 6000 appeals are received annually.) Died in San Francisco on July 31, 1947.