This collection contains papers related to the life and career of
Los Angeles Mayor and Superior Court Judge Fletcher Bowron (1877-1968). It includes official
correspondence kept during Bowron's term as mayor of Los Angeles from 1938-1953, reports,
and information on his election campaigns. There is also source material gathered for his
Metropolitan Los Angeles History Project (1973), particularly in the fields of public
housing, city planning, and transportation.
Fletcher Bowron (1887-1968), who was mayor of the city of Los Angeles, California, from
1938 to 1953, came into office as a reform candidate in a recall election. His goal was to
eradicate political corruption and establish a professional municipal government. For 15
years he was continually reelected to this important position-fifteen years of tremendous
growth and unusual problems for the Los Angeles area.
Approximately 22,000 pieces
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