Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


N. A. DORN was born in Iowa in 1852, and crossed the plains with his parents to California when he was one year old. They came direct to Monterey County, where they located. The subject of this sketch was educated in the public schools, and studied law under Judge Archer, of San Jose. In 1874 he was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court. He then returned to Salinas City, where he began the practice of his profession. In 1875 he was elected District Attorney of Monterey County, and filled the office two years. In 1879 he was re-elected to the office and served the county officially three years longer. Since the expiration of his term as District Attorney, Mr. Dorn has continued the practice of law in Salinas City, and is a member of the firm of Dorn & Parker. He is extensively interested in real estate in the county, owning fifteen hundred acres of land in the vicinity of the Corral de Tiera. In October, 1873, Mr. Dorn was married to Miss McCusker,of this county, and six children are the fruit of their union.

Source: Monterey County : its general features, resources, attractions, and inducements to investors and home seekers. Salinas, Calif.: E.S. Harrison, 1889, 89 pgs.