CLARENCE F. GEORGE.
Clarence F. George, vice president and cashier of the Vallejo Commercial National Bank and of the Vallejo Bank
of Savings, one of the best known figures in banking circles in this section of California, has been a resident
of this state since the days of his young manhood and has been engaged in banking for the past fifteen years and
more, his first experience along that line having been gained in the neighboring county of Yolo. Mr. George was
born on a farm in Jackson county, Missouri, not far from Kansas City, February 11, 1882, and is a son of Hiram
J. and Maggie (Frick) George, the latter of whom died when her son Clarence was but a child. The late Hiram J.
George, a veteran of the Civil war, was a substantial farmer and landowner and also for some time was actively
engaged in business as a building contractor.
Reared in Missouri, Clarence F. George finished his schooling in the high school and remained on the paternal farm
until he was twenty years of age when, in 1902, he came to California and became employed in the operations of
the Western Electric Company at San Francisco. In 1910 he transferred his services to the First National Bank of
Winters, in Yolo county, going in there as assistant cashier, and presently went from there to Esparto, in that
same county, where he became cashier of the Bank of Esparto, a position he occupied until in 1918 when he became
a member of the organization of the old Vallejo Commercial National Bank and of the Vallejo Bank of Savings, going
in as assistant to the cashier. In the reorganization effected in this old financial institution in 1921 Mr. George
was elected vice president of both these banks and made cashier, a position he since has occupied.
On August 30, 1913, in San Francisco, Clarence F. George was united in marriage to Miss Ethel James, who was born
in England, and they have a son, Clarence F. George, Jr., born March 28, 1916. Mr. and Mrs. George are democrats.
They have a pleasant home at Vallejo and since taking up their residence there have given their earnest attention
to the general affairs of the community. Mr. George is a Scottish Rite Mason and a Noble of the Ancient Arabic
Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a life member of the Islam temple at San Francisco. He is the present treasurer
of Vallejo Lodge No. 487, Free and Accepted Masons, and has for years taken an active and helpful interest in Masonic
affairs. He also is a member of the Vallejo lodge of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Solano County, CA
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