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Frank Garrettson Belcher was born in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 1905.

His maternal grandparents were pioneers of San Diego.

Mr. Belcher was a business man and pursued a banking career in San Francisco and San Diego.

In 1934 he was elected president of the California Pacific International Exposition.  He held this position during the entire life of the Exposition during the years of 1934-35-36.

He was the youngest man to serve as president of any national or international Exposition.

He was only twenty-nine years of age when he assumed this responsible position.  He performed an outstanding service to the Exposition and to the community.  This has merited him respect and good will and won him the approbation not only to the people of San Diego, but also to the people of the State of California, and to the many distinguished guests of the Exposition whom he so ably assisted in entertaining.

Mr. Belcher was married in 1930 to the granddaughter of John D. Spreckels.  They had two sons.

He became the director of the San Diego Press Club, and the director of the Coronado Riding Club and Coronado National Horse Show Association.  He was the founder and director of the Marlin Club of San Diego and the director of the California Fish and Game Association and has served as a director of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.

His interests included maintaining stables for the breeding and exhibition of fine horses.  He has won many awards in horse shows throughout Californian and the East.  Deep- sea fishing and the conservation of fish and game were among his many interests.

Mr. Belcher died in San Francisco in 1959 at the age of 54.

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