John Clinton Porter

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John Clinton Porter
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-11865, Bürgermeister von Berlin und Los Angeles.jpg
John C. Porter, 1931, at right
33rd Mayor of Los Angeles
In office
July 1, 1929 – July 1, 1933
Preceded by George E. Cryer
Succeeded by Frank L. Shaw
Personal details
Born April 4, c. 1871
Leon, Iowa, U.S.
Died May 27, 1959(1959-05-27) c. aged 88
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills

John Clinton Porter, born in Leon, Iowa (April 4, c. 1871 – May 27, 1959) was a U.S. political figure.

He served as the 33rd Mayor of Los Angeles between 1929 and 1933, and ran for re-election twice more but was defeated in 1933 by Frank L. Shaw and in 1941 by Fletcher Bowron. He died of a heart and lung condition in Los Angeles, California in 1959, and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.

Prior History[edit]

Porter was a senior member of the Ku Klux Klan (also known as the KKK) during its popular resurgence in the early 1920s [1]


  • Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials: 1850—1938, Compiled under Direction of Municipal Reference Library City Hall, Los Angeles March 1938 (Reprinted 1966)

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