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Edward Porter Pfingst, owner and operator of Edw. P. Pfingst Agency (insurance), was born October 4, 1894, in Munich, Bavaria; son of Fred L. and Florence (porter) Pfingst.

            He received his preparatory education in the Watsonville public schools and at the University of California, graduating in 1917 with the degree of A.B.

            United States Navy World War I, member of Advisory Committee of Watsonville Draft Board and chairman of Gasoline and Mileage Panel, Pajaro Rationing Board World War II.

            Mr. Pfingst has been owner and operator of Edw. P. Pfingst Agency, insurance broker, since 1919. He is also president of El Pajaro Theater Company and Las Lomas Water Company, Watsonville, California, director and member of Loan and Discount Committee of Pajaro Valley National Bank, director and member of the Real Estate Committee of the Pajaro Valley Savings Bank, director of the Appleton Investment Company, all of Watsonville.

            Mr. Pfingst has been married (divorced) and has one daughter, Joan. His home is in Watsonville, California, on Salinas Road.

            He is a member of the Masonic Bodies, Elk’s Lodge of Watsonville, Bohemian Club and Islam Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., San Francisco.

            Offices:  12 Maple Avenue (P.O. Box 898), Watsonville, California.




Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.

Source: “Eminent Californians 1953”, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 359, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.

© 2014  Cecelia M. Setty.






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