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In view of the fact that he is still at the beginning of what promises to be an exceptionally useful career, the success that already has rewarded the purposeful and intelligent efforts of Mr. Warren easily places him among the most efficient business men of Sacramento, where as president and manager of the Warren Lumber Company he holds a leading association with a growing commercial concern of the capital city. It has been a matter of surprised comment among new acquaintances to observe in him a most accurate judgment as to the relative merits of different qualities of lumber and a keen discrimination in the making of purchases for his yards. Such qualifications as he possesses would lead to eventual success in practically every line of enterprise, but indicate especial adaptation for his chosen calling, in the pursuance of which he is winning the confidence of customers and the regard of other men of business.

The Warren family was established in the west many years ago and claims identification with commonwealth activities from the period of pioneer privations and hardships. Mr. Warren himself is a native of San Francisco and was born April 2.3, 1890, into the home of Samuel I. Warren, an industrious workingman of the western metropolis. The religious associations of the family governed the education of the son, who was instructed not only in common branches of study, but also in the history and doctrines of the Roman Catholic church, and he has been a lifelong member of that denomination. After he had completed the course of study in St. Ignatius college he began to earn his own livelihood, securing employment in 1906 with the Bellingham Bay Lumber Company. From a very humble position lie was quickly promoted to a post of greater trust and responsibility. When be left that company it was for the purpose of going to Washington, and there he engaged with the commission house of W. R. Grace & Co., at Seattle. During March of 1910 he resigned and immediately afterward organized the commission firm of L. G. Warren & Co., which he managed until August of the following year. Upon selling out the business he removed to Sacramento and purchased the interests of the Tiernan-Dinning Lumber Company. The name was changed to the Warren Lumber Company, of which he is the president and manager, his large business talent being devoted with intense earnestness to the problem of increasing the sales of the company and enhancing its popularity among customers through the strict adherence to the most honorable business methods. He is also engaged in the automobile tire business as proprietor of the Republic Rubber Company of Sacramento, handling the Republic tire.

In Sacramento Mr. Warren was united in marriage with Miss Gertrude Casey, a native of this city, and they have a daughter. As a baritone Mr. Warren has had considerable experience in amateur opera, playing the leading parts in "Mikado," "The Gondoliers, "King Zim of Zanzibar," and also taking the part of Pontius Pilot in the Passion Play production given in San Francisco in October, 1909. Giving his attention very closely to business, it has not been possible for Mr. Warren to enter the arena of political activity, yet he has kept posted concerning national issues and has been stanch in his allegiance to the Democratic party. 

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