San Bernardino County
THOMAS JOSEPH PITTS
††††††††††† Among the younger representatives of the legal profession in San Bernardino County is numbered Thomas Joseph Pitts, who is practicing successfully in Ontario.† He was born in Ashfork, Yavapai County, Arizona, February 3, 1905, and is a son of James Albert and Ella M. (Foley) Pitts, the latter a native of Iowa and a daughter of Michael Pitts, of New York.† James Albert Pitts was born in Missouri and is now a retired cattleman of Upland, California.† He has membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church and makes liberal donations to its support.
††††††††††† At Ashfork, Thomas J. Pitts acquired a grammar school education and in 1922 was graduated from St. Maryís College at Oakland, California.† He next attended Loyola University at Los Angeles, where he received the Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1926, and the following year won the degree of Bachelor of Laws from St. Vincentís College of Law.† In October, 1927, he was admitted to the bar at Los Angeles and located for practice in Ontario in 1929.† An able attorney and a safe counselor, he enjoys a desirable clientele and maintains offices in the Granada Theatre Building.
††††††††††† In 1929 Mr. Pitts was married to Miss Martha Lee Addenbrooke, of Nevada, and they now have a daughter, Martha Lee.† For recreation Mr. Pitts turns to golf, playing on the links of the Red Hill Country Club, in which he has membership.† He also belongs to the Alpha Lambda fraternity, the Lions Club, Jonathan Club, the San Bernardino County Bar Association and the California State Bar Association.† He gives to his practice his undivided attention and is rapidly coming to the fore in a most exacting profession.
Transcribed by V. Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: California of the South Vol. IV, by John Steven McGroarty, Page 487, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis.† 1933.
© 2012 †V. Gerald Iaquinta.