Edgar F. Hastings (1884-1961) was a carpenter and building contractor for 44 years, finally retiring in 1957. He is best known
in San Diego as a longtime member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, serving as the Supervisor for District 1 from
1929-1936 and as Chairman of the Board from 1935-1936. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, he was heavily involved with
the County Road Commission and the Welfare Commission as well as bringing several New Deal opportunities to San Diego during
the Great Depression. He was also a representative on the San Diego City Board of Education from 1923-1927. In November 1956,
he established the San Diego Historical Society’s County History Project, a program of locating and interviewing County Pioneers
in order to record the oral history of San Diego County.