Peter P. Dalben


A resident of French Camp since 1929, Pete Dalben served as a member of the Board of Education for 26 years. Mr. Dalben was elected to the school board in French Camp and was the President of the Board of Education for a number of years. After unification, he was elected to the Manteca Unified School District Board and served three terms as president.  He was also was a member of the French Camp McKinley Rural Fire District and served as president for four years.
During his 26 years of continuous service on the
Manteca Unified School District Board, Pete Dalben was
instrumental in the development of the school district and its facets of education. His continuous guidance saw many curricular and facility changes. The East Union High School Gymnasium complex was one of the highlights of his tenure in office and the complex was named in his honor. His advice and expertise were invaluable in the development of many projects.

In addition to his service in the field of education,
Mr. Dalben was active as a leader in the 4-H Club in French Camp, served as a director of the U.S.O., and was on a three-member commission for softball.

Pete was an electrician working at Rough and Ready Island.  He became the Public Works Shop Division Director at Rough and Ready Island in Stockton.  He supervised, through subordinates, a work force that employed over 200 people at bases located in Dixon and Mt. Diablo.

For his many community contributions and continuous leadership in the area of government, Pete Dalben is deserving of the honor of being inducted into the
Manteca, Lathrop, French Camp Hall of Fame.