Judge George E. Freeman, Recorder for the city of Santa Ana, was born in Hallowell, Maine, in 1829, and at the age of twenty-one years left his home for California, coming by steamer and landing in San Francisco November 16, 1851. For seventeen years he engaged in mining and lumbering in El Dorado County. In 1869 he moved to Alameda County, where he worked at contracting and building for a number of years, and in 1877 he moved into the Santa Ana valley and followed his trade there until about four years ago, since which time he has been a citizen of the county seat. He has held the office of Justice of the Peace for eight years. In April, 1889, he was elected Recorder of the city. He is a Republican in his political principles, and he is a member of the I. O. O. F., and of the A. O. U. W.