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 byOwen McAleer
Succeeded byWilliam Stephens
Personal details
Columbus, Mississippi
DiedDecember 25, 1948
Palmdale, California
Political partyDemocrat

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.