John King (Los Angeles politician)

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John King was president of the Los Angeles, California, Common Council—the legislative arm of that city— effective June 1, 1868. He replaced Murray Morrison, who resigned.

His terms of service on the council were:

  • May 10, 1866, to May 8, 1867. Reinstated August 8, 1867.[1][2]
  • August 8, 1867, to December 7, 1868.[1][2]
  • December 9, 1868, to December 9, 1869. He was chosen as president by the drawing of lots.[3]
  • December 9, 1869, to December 9, 1870.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "August 8, 1867, the city officials elected May 6, were deposed and with few exceptions the officials elected the previous year (May 7, 1866) resumed office.
    "They officiated until April 6, 1866 when a new group of officials was elected, which although certified on April 9, never took office.
    "The 1866/67 administration, with a few changes continued to function from April 20th to the regular election changed, for the first time, to December 7, 1868.
    "In other words, with the exception of the time from May 6, to August 8, 1867, the governing body elected May 7, 1866, actually served until December 7, 1868." Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials,1850-1938, 1867-1868 section, page 1, first iteration
  2. ^ a b "According to the records of the City Council the election which occurred as usual in May [1867] proved invalid after the elected officials served for a period of three months only.
    "On August 8, 1867 this entire group of officials was replaced by the municipal officers elected the preceding year (May 7, 1866).
    "The first move of the reinstalled governing body was to legalize all the official acts of the deposed council[,] thus protecting the city corporation and the citizenry." Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials,1850-1938, 1867-1868 section, page 1, second iteration
  3. ^ Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials,1850-1938, 1868-1869 section, page 11

Data is from 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."