Alfred Louis Bush

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Alfred Louis Bush (1849–1902) was a 19th-century industrialist and politician in Los Angeles County, California.


Bush was born February 3, 1849, in Vriesland, Michigan, where he attended public schools until age 15. when he became a machinist's apprentice.

In 1870 he moved to South Bend, Indiana, where he formed a partnership, Bush and Palmeteer. The company built gasoline engines and other machines.[1]

In his business life, he later consolidated his machinery business with the Burge Manufacturing Company to form the Bush and Burge Company.[1]

Los Angeles[edit]

He moved to Los Angeles, California, and at age 23 he was elected in 1872 to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from the 4th District.[1] Ten years later, on December 4, 1882, he was elected to the Los Angeles Common Council from the 4th Ward for a two-year term, but he resigned on October 27, 1883.[2]

He died on July 3, 1902, survived by his wife, Clara, and three children, Wilhelmine, Anna Louis, and Alfred Jr.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Los Angeles County
  2. ^ Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials,1850-1938, compiled under direction of Municipal Reference Library, City Hall, Los Angeles (March 1938, reprinted 1966). "Prepared ... as a report on Project No. SA 3123-5703-6077-8121-9900 conducted under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration."