On this date in 1935, the Los Angeles Times caught up with Seal Beach’s first citizen, Judge John Charles Ord and took this photo.
Ord was Seal Beach’s first mayor, first postmaster, and first city judge. At 94, partially incapacitated by illness, but still “imbued with youthful ambition,” Ord was learning to use the typewriter. He told friends that he never enjoyed life more or felt better.
That must have been one really fantastic typewriter.
– Michael Dobkins