This collection contains photograph scrapbooks kept by Eugene Biscailuz during his tenure as Los Angeles County Sheriff, as
well as scrapbooks of newspaper clippings kept by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Biscailuz joined the Sheriff's
Department in 1907 and became Sheriff of Los Angeles County in 1932. He retired from the force in 1958.
Eugene Warren Biscailuz (1883-1969), was Los Angeles County Sheriff from 1932 to 1958. Born in Boyle Heights to Martin Biscailuz
and Ida Rose Warren, he received an undergraduate degree from St. Vincent's College (now Loyola Marymount University) and
received a law degree from the University of Southern California. He joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as
a foreclosure clerk in 1907. In 1929, Biscailuz served as the first superintendent of the California Highway Patrol at the
behest of Governor C.C. Young and during World War II, he was called up to active duty as a naval reservist. Upon his retirement
in 1958, Biscailuz was succeeded by Under-Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess.
37.0 Cubic feet
9 Scrapbooks and 9 boxes
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