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Darwin H. Wolford, deputy district attorney with offices in the court house at El Centro, was born in Ohio on the 6th of November, 1895. His parents were Howard and Minerva (Condon) Wolford, the former now deceased. The father, also a lawyer of high standing, practiced in New Mexico until his death, which occurred in that state.

An only child, Darwin H. Wolford attended the public schools of New Mexico, and his higher education was obtained in Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois. Having completed a law course, he was admitted to the bar of New Mexico in 1923 and entered upon the active work of his profession at Hillsboro, that state, where he spent about three years. Coming to the Imperial Valley in 1926, following his admission to the California bar, he located for practice at Brawley, and in 1930 was made deputy district attorney. This office he has since occupied, proving an able, conscientious and fearless public prosecutor.

In 1915 Mr. Wolford was married to Miss Lila Ferguson, of New Mexico, and they have become the parents of one child, Richard R. Mrs. Wolford takes an active part in club work and in the social life of her community. Mr. Wolford is a veteran of the World War. Enlisting in the United States Army, he was assigned to the motor transport corps, with which he spent eight months overseas, serving as sergeant of Unit No. 210. He joined the Brawley Post of the American Legion and is now its commander. He is an Elk and his religious views are in accord with the doctrines of the Methodist Church. Closely applying himself to the exacting work of his profession, he has steadily progressed therein and is a highly esteemed member of the Imperial County Bar Association and the California State Bar Association.




Transcribed by V. Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: California of the South Vol. IV, by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 227-228, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis. 1933.

2012 V. Gerald Iaquinta.




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