Francis J. Horvath Collection

1948-1976


Descriptive Summary

Title: Francis J. Horvath Collection
Dates: 1948-1976
Collection Number: 2008_01
Creator/Collector: Horvath, Francis J.
Extent: 1 oversize box.
Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
Abstract: The collection consists of materials related to the life, activities and interests of Francis J. Horvath. Some materials relate to his interest in civic affairs in Newport Beach, and there are other personal items related to the celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Horvath’s 50th wedding anniversary and a cruise on the Queen Elizabeth 2 in the 1975-1976.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Francis J. Horvath Collection. Sherman Library and Gardens

Biography/Administrative History

Francis J. Horvath was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 16, 1897, and he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1919 and received his law degree in 1922 from Western Reserve. He practiced law in Cleveland and married Ruth Hetherington in 1924. In 1943 Francis and Ruth Horvath moved to Newport Beach, California. He opened a real estate office in 1947, and served as chairman of the City Parks and Recreation Committee and president of the West Newport Improvement Association.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles and ephemera related to the life, activities and interests of Francis J. Horvath. Some materials relate to his interest in civic affairs in Newport Beach, and there are other personal items related to the celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Horvath’s 50th wedding anniversary and a cruise on the Queen Elizabeth 2 in the 1975-1976.

Indexing Terms

Queen Elizabeth 2 (ship)
Newport Beach (Calif.)

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