CASPER JAMES DUNCAN
Casper James Duncan, president of C. J. Duncan Company, Realtors, was born February 9, 1905, in David City, Nebraska; the son of Earl Crawford and Emma (Casper) Duncan.
Attended the public schools in the small community of Bridgeport, Nebraska, graduating from high school in 1922. During his school days he held a multitude of jobs and got a lot of good practical experience. Worked in a grocery store, department store, newspaper office, as automobile-mechanic, typist-clerk, window trimmer, show card writer, salesman, and timekeeper.
In 1924 Mr. Duncan moved to Oakland, California, and secured a job with Elliott Horne Company, dealers in street improvement bonds. Left that firm in 1930, having risen to the position of buyer for Northern California Territory, to learn the real estate brokerage business. Served four years apprenticeship as real estate salesman and opened his own brokerage business in 1934. He has since devoted his entire time to the business of selling and developing real estate in Oakland, California, where he is now president of C. J. Duncan Company, realtors and developers.
Mr. Duncan is president of the Oakland Real Estate Board, with membership of approximately 1150; past district vice president of California Real Estate Association; former member of De Molay, 20-30 Club, also of Oakland Junior Chamber of Commerce. Member of Oakland Chamber of Commerce; B.P.O. Elks No. 171; Commonwealth Club, Athens Athletic Club and Lake Merritt Breakfast Club.
On March 17, 1930, Mr. Duncan married Alice Sommer of Berkeley, California. Their home is in Lafayette, California, at 1254 Panorama Drive.
Offices: 157 Fourteenth Street, Oakland, California.
Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.
Source: “Eminent Californians 1953”, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 142, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.
© 2013 Cecelia M. Setty.