Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


HON. THOS. FLINT, JR., is one of the youngest State Senators in the California Legislature. He was born at San Juan, Monterey County (now San Benito County), May 29, 1858. He prepared for college at Golden Gate (now Hopkins Academy), Oakland, California, and entered Dartmouth College in 1876, graduating in 1880 with degree of A. B. In 1883 he received the degree of A. M. from same college. After graduating he returned to California, and has resided at his home in San Juan ever since. He is the foreman of his father's extensive ranch, and the owner of the largest orchard in San Benito County. He is a prominent Mason and Past Grand Treasurer and Past Grand Trustee of the Native Sons of the Golden West. He is Vice-President of the Hollister Board of Trade, and a member of the State Board of Trade. He is Foreman of the San Juan Fire Company, and was prominent in athletic sports when a student at college. In 1888 he was elected on the Republican ticket, joint Senator of Monterey and San Benito Counties, which position he has creditably filled. It is a fact worthy of note that both his father and grandfather were State Senators. Mr. Flint is a modest, retiring gentleman, very popular among the young men, as his election in a Democratic district would indicate.

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