San Diego County










Fred E. Lindley, the son of Joseph A. Lindley and Lavina M. (Laman) was born in Kansas, July 23, 1876.

He received his early education in the public schools of Kansas and graduated from Fort Hays State College (Hays), in 1903, and from Kansas Teachers College (Emporia), in 1906. In 1911 he graduated from the Law School of the University of Chicago with the degree LL.B., cum laude. He was admitted to practice law in Illinois and Oregon in 1911 and in California in 1912.

Mr. Lindley began teaching school at the age of seventeen and followed that profession and the occupation of farming until 1909. Since 1912 he has practiced law in San Diego, California. From 1912 to 1919 he conducted an evening law school in San Diego.

As a member of the California Assembly (1919-20), Mr. Lindley introduced and procured the passage and approval of the law that first established a Board of Bar Examiners and committed California to higher standards of legal training and admission to the bar.

He served as a member of the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California from 1939 to 1943, as chairman 1942-43; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California, 1943-46. He has been a member of the Board of Education of San Diego City Schools since 1942, and a director of Security Trust & Savings Bank of San Diego since 1927, and chairman of its Board of Directors since 1944.

He is senior member of the law firm of Lindley, Lazar, Johnson & Scales.





Transcribed by Joyce Rugeroni.

Source: Eminent Californians 1953, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 547, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.

2014 Joyce Rugeroni.