Santa Barbara County












            Percy C. Heckendorf is the able district attorney of Santa Barbara County, with offices in Santa Barbara’s beautiful court house.  He was born in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, November 5, 1898, his parents being August J. and Jean (Oriord) Heckendorf, the former a native of Iowa and the latter of San Francisco, California.  August J. Heckendorf, a machinist by trade, is now deceased, but Mrs. Heckendorf is living in Santa Barbara.  To him and his wife were born three children, namely:  Frederick, who is deceased; Percy C., of this review; and Alice, now the wife of Superior Judge A. B. Bigler of Santa Barbara.

            Following the completion of a high school course in Santa Barbara, Percy C. Heckendorf entered Leland Stanford University, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1923, while in 1926 the same institution conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence.  He worked his way through college and was also active in varsity baseball, and at the time of his graduation was manager of athletics, having previously served as assistant manager.  As a university student he was a member of the societies known as Skull and Snakes, and Black S.  Mr. Heckendorf was admitted to the bar in March, 1927, and has served as district attorney of Santa Barbara County since January 5, 1931, making a splendid record in office and is serving his second term, having been unopposed at the general election.  He is widely recognized as a brilliant young lawyer and has a host of friends in both professional and social circles.  His name is on the membership rolls of the Santa Barbara County and California State Bar Associations.

            He is a member of Santa Barbara Parlor, No. 116, Native Sons of the Golden West; Santa Barbara Lodge, No. 613, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Santa Barbara Aerie, No. 442, Fraternal Order of Eagles; and the legal fraternity, Phi Delta Phi, the Santa Barbara Club, and the University Club of Santa Barbara.





Transcribed by V. Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: California of the South Vol. V, by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 427-428, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis.  1933.

© 2012  V. Gerald Iaquinta.






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