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Guide to the Mouney Pfefferkorn Papers MS 261
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Description
This collection relates to the life of Mouney Pfefferkorn including his service in the Navy and his retirement from the First Naitonal Bank, San Diego.
Background
Born in Vienna, Austria in 1880, Mouney Pfefferkorn immigrated to the United States in 1902 at the age of 22 and enlisted in the Navy. He served for four years eventually achieving the rank of Chief Yeoman. After being discharged in 1906 he settled in San Diego. He took a job with the First National Bank, which he held for fifty years, retiring in 1956 as the Vice President of their Foreign Investments division. Pfefferkorn was very active in developing the Navy presence in San Diego earning him the nickname “Mr. Navy.” He campaigned for the creation of North Island Navy Base and was very active in the San Diego Council for the U.S. Navy. He was also the football coach at San Diego Unified High School and led the campaign to build Balboa Stadium. He was also active in several other civic organizations. Mouney Pfefferkorn died in 1968 at the age of 88. He was survived by his wife Edith Pfefferkorn (nee Stitts) a daughter, Carol Swann, and a son Eric.
Extent
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.