Kenneth Hahn was a former Los Angeles County Supervisor and Los Angeles City Councilman who served for over 40 years, making
him the longest serving elected official in California's history. The collection contains materials about Hahn's life and
passing, including photographs, collected obituaries, and items from a public television program on Hahn produced after his
A Salute to Kenneth Hahn.
Kenneth Hahn was born on August 19, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, to Hattie and John Henry Hahn. He grew up in South Los
Angeles, and attended local schools John Muir Middle School and John C. Fremont High School. Hahn then enrolled at Pepperdine
College, and graduated from the Vermont Avenue campus in 1942 with a degree in public administration. Hahn immediately left
for the Navy, having enlisted the day after Pearl Harbor, where he served as a lieutenant for four years. He returned for
a year to Pepperdine in 1946, teaching history and government.
2.05 linear feet
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