Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


B. V. SARGENT, JR., one of the rising young attorneys of Monterey County, having an office at Salinas, was born on the San Carlos Ranch, near Monterey, July 5, 1863. He received his early education in the public school of Monterey, and at the age of eighteen went to Santa Clara College, from which he graduated in 1884. The following year he took a post graduate course, graduating with the highest credits ever given by this institution for this degree. That summer he entered the Law Department at Yale, and graduated in 1887, receiving degree of LL.B., and standing among the first of a class of thirty, considered the best class ever graduated from that school. In January, 1888, he entered the District Attorney's office of San Francisco, where he remained until the campaign began, when he stumped the State for Cleveland and Thurman. He is a fluent speaker, and during the campaign discussed the issues before the people in a clear and logical manner, giving evidence of talent as an orator, and a future which will make him a conspicuous member of the California bar. He was licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of California in 1887, having been previously admitted to practice in the courts of Connecticut. He is a prominent Native Son of the Golden West, holding the office of President of Parlor 75, of Monterey.

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