San Diego County
DR. RALPH S. ROBERTS
††††††††††† Dr. Ralph S. Roberts, interested in research work and community betterment, divides his time between the city of San Diego and his Camp ranch and is widely recognized as one of the most popular citizens of San Diego county.† He was born in Keosauqua, Iowa, December 14, 1892, his parents being A. W. and Caroline (Smith) Roberts, who died in that state in the years 1917 and 1932 respectively.
††††††††††† Dr. Roberts was a young man of nineteen years when he came to California in 1910.† Six years later, in 1916, he was graduated from Stanford University with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and in 1917 the University of California at Berkeley conferred upon him the degree of Master of Arts.† He also attended Columbia University of New York for research work and studied abroad at the University of London in England an at the Sorbonne in Paris.† At the time of the World War he served as a captain in the United States Army.
††††††††††† An active and influential republican, R. Roberts was a delegate with Colonel Ed Fletcher to the republican national convention held in Chicago in 1932.† He is president of the Young Menís Republican League of San Diego county and a member of the republican state central committee.† His name is on the membership rolls of several college fraternities and he belongs to the alumni associations of Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.† Fraternally he is affiliated with the Masonic bodies, including the Mystic Shrine.† He is past state vice commander of the American Legion and past post commander of Mountain Empire Post, No. 363, of Campo, California, which he organized.† Long a staunch champion of the cause of education, he is past president of the high school board of the Mountain Empire district.† Dr. Roberts went into the mountain district for the benefit of his health and resides on the Roberts ranch in Campo.
Transcribed by Mary Ellen Frazier.
Source: California of the South Vol. V, by John Steven McGroarty, Page 760, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis.† 1933.
© 2013† Mary Ellen Frazier.