Solano County

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There is a peculiar satisfaction in offering the life histories of such men as William R. Glusen, who is a leading citizen and efficient public official of Fairfield, Solano countyŚnot that their lives have been such as to gain for them particularly wide notice or the plaudits of men, but that they have been true to the trusts reposed in them and have shown such attributes of character as to entitle them to the regard of all. Mr. Glusen is a native of Solano county, having been born at Cordelia on the 31st of October, 1882, and he is a son of D. and Lena (Goosen) Glusen. His father was a native of Hanover, Germany, while his mother was born at Cordelia and is descended from one of the old pioneer families of this state.

William R. Glusen secured the larger part of his education in the public schools of Green valley, supplementing this by taking a course in mechanics in the Home Correspondence School. On March 29, 1900, he entered the employ of Henry Goosen, being employed in the plumbing department, and there he gained a thorough knowledge of every detail of the trade. He has continued his connection with that department of the business ever since, a period of twenty-five years. Mr. Glusen has made a fine record with this well known concern, and during these years he has overseen the installation of plumbing in hundreds of the principal business and residence properties in Fairfield, Suisun and the surrounding country, including the Fairfield grammar school, the I. D. E. S. hall, the Firemen's hall, the First National Bank building at Suisun and the fine homes of Ralph M. Shelden and George Miller and the Scally residence, as well as many others in the Suisun valley. He possesses an accurate and up-to-date knowledge of plumbing and permits nothing but the best of work to pass his inspection. Because of his painstaking care and his ability as a plumber, he has earned the confidence and respect of all who know him.

Mr. Glusen was married to Miss Lenora Mae Clark, a native of California and they are the parents of two children, Norman C. and Guinevere. He takes a deep interest in local public affairs. In the spring of 1924 he was elected a trustee of the city of Fairfield, and he is now serving as chairman of the finance committee. He is a good business man and is giving to the city's affairs the same careful attention and consideration that he gives to matters affecting his own welfare. Fraternally he is a member of Armijo Aerie No. 1467, Fraternal Order of Eagles, of which he is a past president; and Suisun Lodge No. Ill, Knights of Pythias, of which he is a past chancellor commander. He is also a past president of the Fairfield Firemen's Club and is a member of the Fairfield Lions Club.

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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