Biography of Percy King, Jr.
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PERCY KING, JR.
One of the best known of the attorneys of Napa county is Percy King, Jr., of Napa, where he was born and reared. An honored native son and one who has lived up to the highest standard of manhood, the community is proud to number him among the progressive and representative men who are promoting the locality's best interests in every possible way. Mr. King was born in Napa on the 9th day of November, 1895, and is the son of the Hon. Percy S. and Lizzie (Klam) King, the former of whom has long been one of the most prominent and influential members of the Napa county bar and is now serving as judge of the superior court of Napa county. More detailed mention of Judge King is made in a personal sketch on other pages of this work.

The junior Percy King received his elementary educational training in the public schools of Napa, following his high school work by a year's attendance at the College of the Pacific. He then entered the law department of Leland Stanford University, where he was graduated in 1917. In that year, the United States having entered the World war, he enlisted for service in the infantry branch of the army and was sent to Camp Lewis for training. After one year's service he was honorably discharged and returned to Napa. He was admitted to the bar on May 9, 1919, and at once engaged in the practice of his profession, to which he has devoted himself closely. He has shown marked ability as a counselor, having met with pronounced success as a practitioner, and is now attorney for a number of leading business concerns, including the Bank of Napa, the California Glove Company, the Sawyer Tanning Company and others. He is a close and constant student of the law, a forceful and earnest speaker, and is enjoying a large and steadily increasing practice.

Mr. King married Miss Mary Lowery and they have two children, Miriam and Phyllis. He has always given his support to the republican party and is deeply interested in public issues, particularly as they relate to the welfare and prosperity of his own community. He is now serving as the United States referee in bankruptcy for Napa and Solano counties. He is a member of the Masonic order, in which he has attained the Royal Arch degree; the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, a past exalted ruler of his lodge; Napa Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West, a past president of the same; the American Legion, and the Napa Kiwanis Club. He is a lover of outdoor life, golf being his favorite diversion. In all the relations of life he has proved true to every trust and his career has been such as to win for him the unbounded confidence and esteem of the entire community in which he lives.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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