CARROLL V. BUCKNER.
Among the public spirited and progressive citizens of Kings county, none is more deserving of public confidence
and respect than Carroll V. Buckner, the present mayor of Lemoore. He is a native of Kings county, born in Hanford,
on the 25th day of December, 1893 His father, W. V. Buckner, who still resides in this county, was the first sheriff
of Kings county and held the office for the unusual period of eighteen years. He was born in Fort Scott, Kansas,
came to California in the middle '70s and about ten years later located in what is now Kings county, where he followed
Carroll V. Buckner secured his education in the public schools of Hanford, and when twenty years of age engaged
in the garage business in that city. His business plans were interrupted by the entry of the United States into
the World war and he enlisted, being sent to the naval aviation station in San Diego, California. After his discharge
from the service he located in Lemoore, in March, 1919, and secured the agency for the Hudson and Essex automobiles,
in the handling of which he met with gratifying success. In 1922 Mr. Buckner was elected a trustee of the city
of Lernoore and two years later the board elected him mayor of the city, of which position he is still the incumbent.
Under his administration the city has made long forward strides in public improvements, among which may be mentioned
the new city hall, the new high school building, the new American Legion building, a big improvement in the water
system, including the laying of new water mains, and the bringing of the fire department up to first class condition.
He firmly believes that the citizens are deserving of the best municipal conditions that can be secured and he
is a stanch advocate of constant progress along all legitimate lines of development.
Mr. Buckner was married to Miss Leona Kreyenhagen, of Hanford, and they have a son: Lawrence, aged four years.
Mr. Buckner is a member and past post commander of the American Legion. He is deservedly popular in his community,
and the qualities of keen discrimination, sound judgment and executive ability enter very largely into his make
up and have been the contributing elements to his success.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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