Burton Becker

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Burton F. Becker was the police chief of Piedmont, California in the early 20th century.[1] He joined the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan[1] and was elected Sheriff of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office in Alameda County in 1926.[1] In 1930, after years of investigation by Alameda County District Attorney Earl Warren,[1] he was tried and convicted on corruption charges,[2] removed from office and sent to San Quentin Prison.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Cray, Ed, Chief justice: a biography of Earl Warren, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997. pp 52–57. Accessed March 21, 2012, at Google Books
  2. ^ White, G. Edward. Earl Warren, a Public Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. p 29. Accessed March 21, 2012, at Google Books
  3. ^ Warren, Earl. The Memoirs of Earl Warren. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1977. p 101. Accessed March 21, 2012, from Google Books