Biography of George W. Henley
Round Valley Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





George W. Henley, Whose portrait will be found in this work, was born in Clarke county, Indiana, November 26, 1833. He received his education at the Charleston Seminary. In 1853 he, with his parents, came to California, via Panama. They arrived at San Francisco on June 1st of the above mentioned year. The father was appointed postmaster at San Francisco, and the subject of this sketch acted as clerk under his father for about eighteen months, when the father was appointed superintendent of Indian affairs. George filled the position of clerk under his father for two years longer, when he was appointed store keeper in the United States Appraiser's store in San Francisco, which office he held until January 1859, when he resigned the position. He came to Mendocino county and settled in Round valley at the above date where he has since resided, being engaged in farming and stock raising. Mr. Henley was in the Legislature in the session of 1869-70, and is an enterprising and thorough going gentleman, and while not a professional politician, always strives to advance the best interests of his county, and doubtless with better success than the aforesaid professionals.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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