Solano County

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Among the younger members of the legal profession in Solano county Sinclair M. Dobbins, an honored native son, stands high and because of his innate ability, educational attainments and fine character has attained a firm place in the esteem of the entire community. Mr. Dobbins was born in Vacaville on the 3d day of December, 1899, and is the son of Sterling P. Dobbins, one of the prominent and enterprising business men of this community.

Sinclair M. Dobbins secured his elementary education in the public schools of Vacaville, was graduated from the high school and then entered the University of California, where he was graduated in 1921. In he took a special course in law in the Harvard Law School and in a post graduate course in law at the University of California. He was admitted to the bar in 1923 and those who know him predict for him a brilliant career. He now also is acting as general manager of the Dobbins Manufacturing Company, of which his father is the president, and which is engaged in the manufacture of a superior pruning shear, which is rapidly gaining favor among orchardists.

During the World war Mr. Dobbins attended the officers training camp at the University of California. While a student there he also was associate editor of The Daily Californian, the student paper, and was president of the English Club, a dramatic and literary organization at the university. He is a member of Vacaville Lodge No. 134, Free and Accepted Masons; is now commander of Rago-Christopher Post No. 165, American Legion and is a member of Omega Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa. He is a member of the Vacaville Golf Club and is a popular member of the social circles in which he moves. Mr. Dobbins married Miss Barbara Maynard, a native of Boston, Massachusetts. Genial and unassuming, in his characteristic way he makes a favorable impression on all with whom he comes in contact and enjoys a marked popularity throughout the community where he lives.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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