Lyman B. Sutter

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Lyman B. Sutter (June 14, 1906 – August 22, 1963) was Mayor of Long Beach from 1953 to 1954. Prior to that he was a Judge and served on the city council.

Personal information[edit]

Sutter was born in Burlington, Iowa, on June 14, 1906.[1]


He came to Long Beach after he graduated from Monmouth College and Harvard Law School.[1]


Judge Sutter served the city of Long Beach, California as Mayor, Vice-Mayor and City Prosecutor. In 1932, he was admitted to the State Bar and then practiced law for seven years. He was later elected to City Prosecutor, where we worked until he resigned to enter the military service after war broke out. He then returned to Long Beach and resumed his private practice until 1950, when he was elected to the City Council. In 1953, Sutter decided to run for the municipal court bench when Judge Charles D. Wallace announced he would not run for re-election. Sutter won the election, and was appointed to the bench by Governor Goodwin Knight. Judge Sutter also served as President of the Long Beach Area Council of the Boy Scouts in 1956 and 1957.[1]


Judge Sutter died from cancer at the age of 57; his wife, and son survived him.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "History of the Office". Retrieved 6 June 2015.