Biography of John T. Fuller
Tulare County, CA Biographies





John T. Fuller, one of the best known lawyers in Tulare county, for years engaged in practice in Porterville, where he makes his home, and long recognized as one of the most energetic and public spirited citizens of that flourishing city, is a Tennesseean by birth but has been a resident of California since the days of his boyhood, and thus to all practical intents and purposes is as much a Californian as any, for his interests have been centered here since his childhood. He was born, May 28, 1882, and was twelve years of age when in 1894 he came to California with his parents, J. R. and Mary J. (Kile) Fuller, the family locating in Whittier, Los Angeles county.

It was thus that John T. Fuller's initial education was finished in the excellent public schools of the city of Whittier. He went on through the high school and early became seriously interested in the study of law. After a thorough course of preparatory study along that line under local preceptorship, he entered the Law School of the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, and in January, 1909, passed the examination prescribed by the state and was admitted to the bar. For a year thereafter Mr. Fuller was engaged in the practice of law at Santa Ana and then, in 1910, he came to Tulare county and entered into practice in Lindsay. Not long afterward he moved to Porterville and has since been practicing in that city, with present offices in the Pacific Southwest Trust & Savings Bank building, at the corner of Main and Putnam streets.

Mr. Fuller is an active member of the Tulare County Bar Association and has a wide and lucrative practice throughout the county. He finds his chief diversion in his fine stable of saddle horses at his mountain ranch home in the immediate vicinity of Porterville and takes much pride in maintaining it up to the highest standards. As one of the active "community builders" Mr. Fuller has long been recognized as a "booster" whose zealous efforts in behalf of his home town have been productive of results. It was he who led in the movement which brought about the organization of the locally influential Porterville Rotary Club in 1921 and he was elected the first president of that alert organization. He also is a charter member and one of the most active spirits in the institution of Porterville Lodge No. 1342, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, organized in 1917, and was elected first exalted ruler of that popular lodge, an honor which by successive reelections he bore for three terms and in 1920 was elected district deputy grand exalted ruler of the order for the district covering central California. He also is a member of the board of trustees of the Porterville Elks Building Association and has given his earnest attention to the plans being worked out in connection with the erection of the new clubhouse of that lodge in that city.

On April 12, 1906, in Los Angeles, John T. Fuller was united in marriage to Miss Bessie C. Clayton, who was born in Kentucky, a member of one of the old families of the Bluegrass state, and they have two children: A son, Kenneth Fuller, born January 23, 1907; and a daughter, Virginia, born in 1913. As noted above, the Fullers have a pleasant mountain home adjacent to the city of Porterville and have ever taken an interested and helpful part in the general social and cultural activities of the community.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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