Clarence A. Steves is a prominent representative of financial interests in San Diego County as president of the First National Bank of Fall Brook. A native son of California, he was born in Los Angeles, his parents being M. A. and Abbie (Aldrich) Steves, the former now deceased, while the latter is a resident of Claremont, this state.
Clarence A. Steves was associated with the First National Bank of Oceanside, California, prior to July, 1926, at which time he purchased and took over the business of the First National Bank of Fall Brook, of which he has been the president and active manager throughout the intervening period of seven years. This thriving institution is one of the few independent banks in San Diego County, serving Fall Brook and vicinity, and has been an important factor in the development and welfare of the community. Aside from his banking activities Mr. Steves owns and operates a fine lemon grove of seventeen acres in Fall Brook. He served as president of the Fall Brook Citrus Association in 1931-2 and is a director of the San Diego County Fruit Exchange. He is also a director of the Oceanside Building & Loan Association of Oceanside, California, and president of the West Fall Brook Grammar School. By hard work and close application, combined with innate business ability, he has gained a gratifying measure of success for one of his years and is deservedly popular and highly esteemed in the community where he resides.