William Dennison Stephens

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William Dennison Stephens

Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Apr 1944 (aged 84)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section I, Lot 135, Space 3 NE
Memorial ID 7194780 View Source
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California Governor. He served as Governor of California from 1917 to 1923. He came to Los Angeles, California in 1887, and became a successful businessman. In 1909, Los Angeles Mayor Arthur C. Harper was ousted from office in a recall, and William D. Stephens was appointed interim mayor. He served for 11 days, from March 15th to March 26th, 1909. In 1910 he entered national politics as a Republican congressman, and served until 1916 when he resigned to become Lieutenant Governor of California. The following year, he became Governor, succeeding Hiram W. Johnson, who resigned to become a US Senator.

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