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Sherman Block

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Oct 1998 (aged 74)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Memories, Court of Devotion
Memorial ID 8492 · View Source
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Los Angeles Law Figure. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was noted for being the leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department. After serving in the US Army in World War II, he studied engineering at the Washington University St. Louis Missouri, before relocating to Los Angeles, California, in the mid 1950s. In 1956, he joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as a deputy and worked his way through every rank being elected the department's 29th Sheriff in 1982. For the next sixteen years he was not only L.A. County's longest serving Sheriff, but also the highest paid elected official in the United States. He died following surgery for the removal of a blood clot at age 74, five days before Los Angeles County voters were to decide whether to give him a fifth term.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 17 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8492
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sherman Block (19 Jul 1924–29 Oct 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8492, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .