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Finding Aid for the Fletcher Bowron Collection of Material about the Los Angeles Metropolitan History Project, 1962-1964
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Fletcher Bowron (1887-1968) was born in Poway, California. He served as mayor of Los Angeles for fifteen years (1938-53). The collection consists of unedited transcripts of tape recorded interviews conducted by former Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron for a UCLA oral history project, documenting the history of Los Angeles, ca. 1900-1940s.
Bowron was born August 13, 1887 in Poway, California; attended University of California at Berkeley (1907-09), University of Southern California Law School (1909-11); admitted to California State Bar, 1917; executive secretary to governor of California (1925-26); judge, Superior Court, Los Angeles (1926-38, 1956-62); elected mayor of Los Angeles in recall election, September 16, 1938; re-elected to three additional terms and served as mayor for a total fifteen years (1938-53); died September 11, 1968.
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