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Silsby Spalding

Silsby Spalding

Politician
Silsby Spalding
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Intro Politician
Was Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 29 May 1886, Minneapolis, USA
Death 5 May 1949, Beverly Hills, USA (aged 62 years)
Star sign Gemini
Education
Pomona College
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Biography

Silsby Spalding (May 29, 1886 – May 5, 1949) was an American businessman and politician. He served as the first Mayor of Beverly Hills, California from 1926 to 1928.

Early life

Silsby Morse Spalding was born on May 29, 1886 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father was Salathiel Martin Spalding and his mother, Sarah Eglantine Camp. He graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California.

Career

Spalding was a sporting goods magnate. He also served as one of the earliest Presidents of the Aero Club of Southern California, and was an executive at the Mexican Eagle Petroleum Company and the Pan-American Petroleum and Transport Co..

Spalding served as the first Mayor of Beverly Hills, California from 1926 to 1928. During his tenure, he appointed Will Rogers as honorary mayor, garnering worldwide publicity for Beverly Hills.

Personal life

Spalding married Caroline Canfield (1890-1970), daughter of oilman Charles A. Canfield (1848-1913) in 1911. They had a daughter, Deborah C. Spalding (1921-2011).

In 1912, after Canfield's death, they moved into Grayhall, an estate located at 1100 Carolyn Way, formerly built by Carole Lombard's father as a hunting lodge and later owned by George Hamilton and Bernard Cornfeld. From 1918 to 1921, they lived in the Frank Flint Estate, a Colonial Revival-style mansion resembling a Southern plantation located at 1006 North Crescent Drive. He later purchased the Tecolote Ranch in Goleta, California, where he raised purebred cattle and horses, and grew walnut and citrus trees.

Death and legacy

Spalding died on May 5, 1949 at his main residence at 1019 Laurel Way in Beverly Hills, California.

Spalding Drive in Beverly Hills is named in his honor.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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