Fletcher Bowron


Fletcher Bowron Famous memorial

Poway, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 11 Sep 1968 (aged 81)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot El Portal Plot, Lot 214, Grave A
Memorial ID 5267 View Source

35th Los Angeles Mayor. He was elected mayor of Los Angeles, California after his predecessor was recalled because of corruption, and served from 1938 to 1953. He attended the University of Southern California School of Law, and, before receiving certification as a lawyer, worked as a reporter for newspapers in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. He is credited as the major force in cleaning up the city government of links to racketeering, graft, prostitution and gambling. He served on the Superior Court bench in Los Angeles for a total of 20 years before and after his mayoral term. His death occurred while driving when his car suddenly accelerated, drove into a parking lot and crashed into a brick wall at the age of eighty one. He was honored by the city as the first and only mayor to lie in state in the rotunda of Los Angeles City Hall. Bowron Square located in the Civic Center is dedicated to his memory as well as Bowron Road in the city of his birth, Poway, California.

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  • Added: 29 Apr 1999
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fletcher Bowron (13 Aug 1887–11 Sep 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5267, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .