Arthur Cyprian Harper

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Arthur Cyprian Harper
Mayor Arthur C. Harper in office
26th Mayor of Los Angeles
In office
December 13, 1906 – March 11, 1909
Preceded by Owen McAleer
Succeeded by William Stephens
Personal details
Born 1866
Columbus, Mississippi
Died December 25, 1948
Palmdale, California

Arthur Cyprian Harper (1866–1948) was the 26th Mayor of Los Angeles, California from December 13, 1906 to March 11, 1909. He was forced to resign in the wake of a recall drive due to dishonesty that marked his administration. While mayor, he began work on the Los Angeles Civic Center.


A native of Columbus, Mississippi, he died in Palmdale, California on December 25, 1948.[1]

He was buried at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery in Central Los Angeles.