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George Pepperdine

George Pepperdine, American automotive executive. Member Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.; Member Church of Christ.


  • Pepperdine, George was born on June 20, 1886 in Mound Valley, Kansas, United States. Son of John and Mary (Lain) Pepperdine.

  • Education

    • Educated rural district schools and business college, Parsons, Kansas.


    • Began as bookkeeper, 1905. Started Western Auto Supply Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1909. Sold controlling interest, 1915, and moved to Los Angeles, 1916, later starting Western Auto Supply Company of California (president.

      Now retired). President George Pepperdine Foundation. Chairman of the Board George Pepperdine College.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Member Church of Christ.


    • Married Lena Rose Baker, October 23, 1907 (died 1930).; married second, Helen Louise Davis, June 17, 1934. Children: Florence May (Mistress.
    • father: John Pepperdine
    • mother: Mary (Lain) Pepperdine
    • spouses: Lena Rose Baker
    • Helen Louise Davis
    • child: Florence May (Mrs Pepperdine
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