George Spencer Bullock (1869 – )

“The significance of lifelong identification with California appears in the loyalty uniformly exhibited by the native sons of the commonwealth.  Patriotic devotion to the land of his birth forms one of the chief attributes in the character of George Spencer Bullock, son of an honored pioneer (James Porter Bullock) and himself a native of Yolo county, where his earliest recollections are associated with sights and scenes around the then insignificant village of Woodland.

The Hesperian College, which in 1861, his father had assisted in founding, afforded him the advantages of a classical education and later he completed a commercial course in Woodland Business College, of which he is a graduate.  Availing himself of these excellent educational opportunities, he laid the foundation of a broad fund of information and by habits of continued studiousness and close observation he has become the professor of a high degree of culture.  To some extent he has specialized in the acquisition of knowledge, being particularly interested in the financial problems and in monetary matters.

From early manhood he has been connected with the banking business, first at Woodland, where he clerked in a bank for two years, and later in Sacramento, where he entered the national bank established by D.O. Mills and from a clerkship won his way to the position of paying teller.  After twenty years of service he resigned the position in November, 1911, to fill the offices of director and cashier of the Citizen’s Bank of Oak Park to which he had been elected.  After six months with this firm he again resigned, having been elected assistant cashier of the Fort Sutter Nation Bank, the duties of which office he assumed in May, 1912.

It may be predicted that in future will witness a steady advance in his prominence in banking circles, for he possesses the keen insight, time discrimination, conservative judgment and unfailing tact that almost invariably bring success to men in every line of activity.

Some years ago he purchased the old homestead of five hundred and ninety acres on Grand Island from the estate, and this he has now under process of perpetual reclamation.  The tract is devoted to the raising of grain, alfalfa and garden produce.

Aside from a growing prestige in financial circles he devotes some of his leisure hours to the activities of the Sutter Club  and the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks.

Under Governor Gillett he was appointed a member of the board of commissioners of Sutter’s Fort and at the expiration of his first term he was again appointed to the position by the same executive.”

At this time no death date or marriage information for George Spencer Bullock has been determined.

Sources: William L. Willis, “The History of Sacramento County, California”, Pages 867–887.  Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, CA 1913, as transcribed by Sally Kaleta

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