Deane Dana

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Deane Dana, jr. was a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Dana was born July 9, 1926 in New York City.[1][2] He studied engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

After moving to California with his family, he lived in Long Beach and later, Rancho Palos Verdes. He worked as an engineer for 27 years at Pacific Telephone & Telegraph, and became an active participant in the local Republican Party and a close friend of future governor George Deukmejian, working in each of Deukmejian's campaigns from 1962 on.[1]

In 1980, Dana was elected over Yvonne Brathwaite Burke to represent District 4 on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He served until he retired in 1996, when his friend and chief of staff, Don Knabe, was elected to replace him. Dana served as chairman of the Board of Supervisors and was president of the Coliseum Commission and the Southern California Regional Airport Authority. The Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center in San Pedro is named in his honor.[3]

Deane Dana died April 21, 2005, at Torrance Memorial Hospital in Torrance, California.[1][2] He is buried in Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Los Angeles Times obituary, published April 22, 2005, retrieved November 8, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Social Security Death Index
  3. ^ In Memoriam: Deane Dana, County Supervisor 1980–1996
  4. ^ Deane Dana at Find a Grave