Oceanside Lawyer Taken by Death

David Rorick Sr., Known for His Philanthropies

Oceanside, June 20.—Stricken suddenly after suffering from failing health for some time, David Rorick Sr., 70, one of Oceanside’s leading philanthropists and a State Bar member for many years, died today in the family home.

Born in Lawrence, Kan., he received his early education in St. Louis. He was graduated from Washington University in that city.  He practiced in Iowa and later in Texas before coming to California.  He was active in local affairs, having served as Mayor and as City Attorney.

He subsequently was a high school trustee, nine years of that time as chairman.  He was active in organizing the Oceanside Building & Loan Association and played a prominent role in establishing the public library.

Source:  Los Angeles Times, June 21, 1940.


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