El Dorado County









      In the office of district attorney for El Dorado County, in which he is now serving his first term, Henry S. Lyon has made an outstanding record as a fearless and most able incumbent for this responsible position.  No question has ever risen about his integrity; his conduct of legal affairs has been clean and decisive; and he has enhanced his personal popularity by his fair dealing and the absence of favoritism in his administration.

      Henry S. Lyon was born at Smithflat, El Dorado county, California, September 25, 1893, a son of Arthur S. and Jessie (Cole) Lyon.  Arthur S. Lyon, who is now engaged in farming, is also a native of California, his father having been a pioneer of El Dorado County.  Arthur S. Lyon served as superintendent of the Lake Tahoe road under the administration of Governor Pardee and Governor Gillette.  His wife, who was also descended from a pioneer family, is now deceased. 

      Henry S. Lyon attended the grade schools and high school of Placerville, graduating from the latter in 1913.  He then took up the study of law at the Hastings Law School in San Francisco, and on the 7th of March, 1922, was admitted to the bar in California.  He has practiced at Placerville since that time, and has served a term, expiring January 1, 1931, as district attorney.  Mr. Lyon is a veteran of the World war, having been a member of the field artillery, and served in France.  He is an active worker in Republican Party ranks, and he is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (of which he is president), Placerville Parlor, No. 9,  Native Sons of the Golden West (past president), the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Rod and Gun Club, and the American Legion.  Outdoor life, preferably hunting, is Mr. Lyon’s favorite diversion.

      Mr. Lyon was married to Miss Alice Bryson, a native daughter, and they are the parents of the following children:  Mary Elizabeth, Jessie June, and Evelyn.




Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Pages 212-213. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

© 2010  Gerald Iaquinta.



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