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Woolwine (Thomas Lee) Papers
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A collection of material related to the organization and conduct of attorney Thomas Lee Woolwine's campaigns for the offices of Los Angeles County district attorney and California governor.
Thomas Lee Woolwine (1874-1925) was a Los Angeles attorney. Woolwine was born in Nashville, Tennessee and received law degrees from Cumberland University in 1903 and from George Washington University in 1904. He came to California in 1896 and married Alma Foy, the daughter of Samuel C. Foy, an early Los Angeles businessman. Woolwine made his reputation and political career on his enforcement of the law, prosecuting cases against gamblers, swindlers, houses of prostitution, and other representatives of vice. Woolwine served in several capacities in Los Angeles city, county, and federal justice departments from 1897 to 1908. He was elected district attorney of Los Angeles for the years 1915 to 1923. Woolwine was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination as governor of California in 1918 and 1922, but lost the primary in 1918 and the general election in 1922.
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