George Fall

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George Fall was a member of the Los Angeles, California, Common Council, the governing body of that city, in 1870–71[1] and was also a part of a mob that lynched anywhere from 18 to 84 Chinese in the Chinese massacre of 1871.

During a coroner's inquest that followed the riot on October 24, 1871, Fall was identified as having attacked an influential Chinese leader, Yo Hing, with a plank of wood.[2][3]


  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). "Prepared ... as a report on Project No. SA 3123-5703-6077-8121-9900 conducted under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration."
  2. ^ John Johnson Jr., "How Los Angeles Covered Up the Massacre of 17 Chinese," LA Weekly, March 10, 2011, screen 2
  3. ^ Johnson, screen 5