Biography of Rev. Herbert W. Tweedie
Tulare County, CA Biographies





Rev. Herbert W. Tweedie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Visalia, California, is a native of the Hawkeye state, born in Shenandoah, Iowa, December 28, 1890. He came to California when only four years of age, attended the public and high schools of Berkeley, and in 1915 was a member of the graduating class in the University of California. In that institution he studied civil engineering, but after graduating he entered the San Francisco Theological Seminary at San Anselmo, from which he was graduated in 1918. While in college he was active in the work of the Young Men's Christian Association and after receiving his degree from the Theological Seminary entered actively into the work of the ministry.

Mr. Tweedie's first charge was the Union Street Presbyterian church of Oakland, California, where he remained four years. In 1923 he came to Visalia. The First Presbyterian church claims to be the largest religious society in Visalia, the church proper numbering three hundred thirty seven communicants and the Sunday school shows an average attendance of two hundred fifty. Mr. Tweedie is president of the Visalia Ministerial Association, and is active in Young Men's Christian Association and community service work. He has served as president of the Alumni Association of the Theological Seminary, is now a director in the Boy Scout council and also a director of the Visalia Rotary Club and president of the Visalia Community Service. In politics he is a republican.

In 1914 Mr. Tweedie and Miss Evelyn Edith Slater were united in marriage. Mrs. Tweedie was born in Buffalo, New York, but came to California in early life and is a graduate of the University of California. Mr. and Mrs. Tweedie have four sons: Herbert C., aged nine years; Roy Leonard, aged five; Jack J., aged three, and Thomas, aged one year.

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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