Biography of Lloyd W. Zinn
Riverside County, CA Biographies





LLOYD W. ZINN
Identification with the educational interests of Riverside for a period but little less than twenty years brings Mr Zinn into a deserved prominence among the residents of the city, who are universally appreciative of his permanent contribution to local progress along the lines of his specialty. Previous experience, broad in range and scope, enabled him to enter upon his chosen work in this city with every prospect of success, a hope and anticipation that has seen its fruition in the prosperous reality of the present day. As founder and proprietor of the Riverside Business College he entered upon his association with local educational affairs. The institution was continued as an independent concern until 1907, when a consolidation was effected with the Heald Business College, and since then the success characteristic of former years has been enlarged, the year 1911 showing an enrollment of one hundred and eighty seven students in the various departments. To build up such an institution is an achievement worthy of a lifetime of effort by any man and the manager of this school has no reason to feel anything but gratification at the successful outcome of his intelligent activities.

A son of Peter and Charlotte Zinn and a descendant of old eastern families, Mr. Zinn was born in Virginia, in the year 1859 and received his primary education in local schools. At the age of fifteen he entered the Morgantown Academy in Monongalia county, W. Va., and continued the regular studies of that institution until 1877. Returning to his native county he engaged in public schools work and continued there until 1880, when he removed to Missouri. For three years he was associated with a brother in law in the hardware business at Kahoka and then matriculated in the Kirksville (Mo.) Mercantile College. Subsequent to his graduation he continued in the institution as an instructor for six months, resigning in order to establish a school of his own, the Western Business College and Normal School, which in 1884 he opened at Hutchinson, Kan. Six years later he sold his interests there and came to California, where he was connected with the Los Angeles Business College.

While making his headquarters in Kansas Mr. Zinn was married in Hutchinson to Miss Emma A. Gleichman, their union being solemnized in December, 1888. They became the parents of two sons, Edgar and Paul. The elder, now twenty three years of age, is completing his studies in the Los Angeles College of Osteopathy. The younger, now twenty years of age, is also pursuing a course of osteopathy and surgery with his brother.

Mr. Zinn is a progressive and well informed man. He is a member of the National Education Association, the Federation of Commercial Teachers and the Business College Managers Association. Besides being a member of the Fraternal Aid Association he is actively identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and further affiliated with the Woodmen of the World and the Present Day Club, finding in his connection with these various organizations and societies a relaxation from the cares of his chosen profession, and further finding in them an opportunity for companionship with men of congenial tastes and high ideals.

From:
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912


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