IRVING F. BETTS
Prominent among the younger citizens of San Francisco engaged in the real estate and insurance business is Irving
F. Betts, whose of offices are situated at 5754 Geary street. He was born in this city March 22, 1899, and is a
son of Edward T. and Grace (Cheney) Betts. His father came to Oakland, California, as a representative of the Best
Lumber Company in 1895, and later moved to San Francisco, where he resided until his death on February 14, 1931.
He was married to Grace Cheney, an eastern girl, in San Rafael, California, and they became the parents of two
Irving F. Betts was reared in San Francisco, and completed his public school education by graduation from the High
School of Commerce. He then entered the employ of the Nippon Trading Company, with which he remained from 1916
until 1918, when he took up the general real estate and insurance business, in which he has met with pronounced
success and has manifested real ability.
Mr. Betts is a republican, and has been active in the ranks of his party, becoming a candidate for supervisor in
1931. He has been much interested in civic matters, and is a member of the Geary Street Merchants' Association
and the Park Presidio Improvement Club. He belongs to the Loyal Order of Moose, the Fraternal Order of Eagles,
and the Inner Circle. Tennis is his favorite recreation. Mr. Betts is unmarried.
The History of San Francisco, California
Lewis Francis Byington, Supervising Editor
Oscar Lewis, Associate Editor
The S. J. Clark Publishing Company
Chicago-San Francisco 1931
San Francisco, CA
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