John Clinton Porter
|John Clinton Porter|
|John C. Porter, 1931, at right|
|33rd Mayor of Los Angeles|
|Preceded by||George E. Cryer|
|Succeeded by||Fletcher Bowron|
|Born||April 4, c. 1871
Leon, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||May 27, 1959
c. aged 88|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills|
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.
Porter was a senior member of the Ku Klux Klan (also known as the KKK) during its popular resurgence in the early 1920s 
- 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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