Joel Turner (mayor)

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Joel Turner
11th Mayor of Los Angeles
In office
December 9, 1868 – December 9, 1870
Preceded by Cristóbal Aguilar
Succeeded by Cristóbal Aguilar
Personal details
Born 1820
Died 1888

Joel Turner (1820?–1888) was the 11th mayor of Los Angeles, California, from December 9, 1868, to December 9, 1870. He served two terms.

In 1870, Turner, eight members of the City Council and two members of a previous council were indicted by a grand jury for felony. "It is said that an issue of city scrip of over $50,000 has been made and that less than one fifth only is now accounted for, and that the books containing the stubs are not to be found." Each was freed on bail.[1] Turner was convicted of malfeasance.[2]

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