MAURICE GALLISON READ
Read, president of Mason-McDuffie
Company, Realtors, was born in
graduating from grammar and high schools in
began his career in the real estate business as a salesman with Mason-McDuffie
Mr. Read was president of the Berkeley Realty Board in 1939; president of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce in 1940; president of the Alameda City Taxpayers Association, 1943-44; president of Associated Home Builders of Greater East Bay, 1944-45; chairman of San Francisco Bay Area Council in 1946; president of California Real Estate Association in 1945; director of National Association of Real Estate Boards since 1945, also regional vice president of same for 1952.
He holds membership in the Berkeley Lions Club and the Berkeley Elks Club,
In 1934 he married Rosa M. Wyeth and was divorced in 1950; children: Charlene Morae Read and Marjorie Louise Huber.
As a hobby
he continues to act as head usher for all athletic events at the
Transcribed by Marie Hassard 02 March 2014.
Source: Eminent Californians 1953, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 183, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.
© 2014 Marie Hassard.