George E. Seely, justice of the peace in the third township was elected to office two years ago. This was his first experience in public life and since first taking his oath of office he has by fairness, thoroughness and soundness of his decisions, attracted county-wide attention as a magistrate.
Mr. Seely is a machinist by trade and has worked at his profession in Redwood City for nine years. Being an able mechanic and of an inventive turn of mind, Mr. Seely has several patents which in time bid to make him famous. Justice Seely’s modesty has made these almost unknown to his friends but they are of such merit that big manufacturers have examined them. Some which are now in Justice Seely’s hands for minor improvements will soon be on the market.
Mr. Seely is a collector of autographs and he has the genuine signatures of many of the famous men of the world. He is also known as a great reader and a deep thinker. His knowledge of law was obtained by night study while following his vocation.
George Everett Seely was born in New York City and is a comparatively young man. He was married on April 14, 1896. He has lived in San Mateo county for the past nine years living all this time in Redwood where he has property interests.
Justice Seely is a member of the Foresters, the Odd Fellows, the Eagles, the Knights of Pythias, the Fraternal Aid and Royal Arcanum.
Page 169 History of San Mateo County by Philip W. Alexander & Charles P. Hamm published by. Press of Burlingame Publishing Co., Burlingame, CA. 1916.