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
Preceded by George E. Cryer
Succeeded by Fletcher Bowron
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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