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The president of the California Fruit Exchange ranks among the most experienced and progressive fruit-growers in the valley of the Sacramento and in his official capacity he is giving to other horti- culturists the benefit of his practical experience with deciduous fruits. For a period of twelve years, beginning in 1898 and continuing until 1910, he held the office of horticultural commissioner. His efficient discharge of official duties was a matter of general comment and prepared the way for later association with kindred activities. With keen patriotic devotion he devotes himself to the horticultural upbuilding of his native commonwealth. It has been his steadfast endeavor to promote the fruit industry in the state, to secure better conditions, to correct evils and to raise the kind of fruit adapted to a particular locality. Any progress made in the industry is a cause of gratification not only to him, but to all interested in the business.

Descended from remote English ancestry and from Revolutionary stock, George H. Cutter was born in San Francisco November 22, 1863, and is a son of R. S. and Jennie E. Cutter, the former a native of Jefferson county, N. H., and the latter born in Belfast, Me. As early as 1853 the father accompanied an expedition of Argonauts to California, where for some time he engaged in mining with indifferent success. Coming to Sacramento coimty in 1869 he took up land and began to develop a farm, but his death four years later prevented the carrying out of his plans for agricultural success. His widow still survives. Of their five children the third, George H., received his education in public schools and at Atkinson's Business College. Upon leaving school he engaged in farming and always has been more or less interested in that occupation or allied activities. In Sacramento, December 28, 1892, he married Miss Carrie M. Curtis, a native of Sacramento and a daughter of William Curtis, one of the earliest settlers in the Sacramento valley. Mr. and Mrs. Cutter have one son, Curtis Harold.

At the time when his father-in-law, William Curtis, held the office of county supervisor, Mr. Cutter was appointed road master and for eight years bad charge of the building of roads, meanwhile constructing the first macadam road in the entire county. During the years 1894-95 he served as deputy assessor and from 1898 to 1910, as previously stated, he filled the office of horticultural commissioner with great efficiency. Upon the organization of the California Fruit Exchange he became a stockholder and director and now fills the office of president, discharging the manifold duties of the position with executive ability and unflagging zeal. Together with his brother he has added acreage to the old homestead and acquired large interests in other properties in the state. Mr. Cutter is also a public spirited citizen aiding those measures having for their object the permanent upbuilding not only of the city, but the whole of the Sacramento Valley. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011