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us: Yorty, Sam, 1909-1998

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    • us: Yorty, Samuel William, 1909-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Lincoln (Neb.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) California. Legislature. Assembly
        • Affiliation Start: 1936
        • Affiliation End: 1940
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army. Air Corps
        • Affiliation Start: 1942
        • Affiliation End: 1945
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) California. Legislature. Assembly
        • Affiliation Start: 1949
        • Affiliation End: 1950
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 19510103
        • Affiliation End: 19550103
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Los Angeles (Calif.). Office of the Mayor
        • Affiliation Start: 1961
        • Affiliation End: 1973
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Lawyers
          (lcsh) Legislators--United States
            (lcsh) Mayors
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Yorty, Samuel William, 1909-Yorty, Samuel William,1909-
        • Sources

          • found: Political advocacy and loyalty, c1982: table of contents (Sam Yorty)
          • found: WW in Am. politics, 1989-90, c1989: p. 161 (Yorty, Sam; b. Lincoln, Neb., 10-1-1909; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1961-73)
          • found: LC in OCLC, 1-16-91 (hdg.: Yorty, Samuel William, 1909-; usage: Sam Yorty)
          • found: Daily news of Los Angeles, June 6, 1998; accessed via Lexis/Nexis WWW site, Aug. 15, 2007 (d. June 5, 1998)
          • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, June 10, 2014 (Yorty, Samuel William (1909-1998); a Representative from California; born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebr., October 1, 1909; attended the public schools of Lincoln, Nebr.; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1927; completed prelegal work and studied law at Southwestern University and La Salle University; also studied at University of Southern California 1946-1950, and extension courses at University of California in 1948; was admitted to the bar in 1939 and commenced the practice of law in Los Angeles, Calif.; member of the State assembly, 1936-1940; served as a captain, Combat Intelligence, United States Air Corps, with service in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands, 1942-1945; again a member of the State assembly in 1949 and 1950; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second and Eighty-third Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1955); was not a candidate for renomination in 1954 but was unsuccessful for election to the United States Senate; unsuccessful for Democratic nomination as United States Senator in 1956; resumed the practice of law; elected mayor of Los Angeles in May 1961 for a four-year term; reelected in 1965 and again in 1969; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1973; returned to the practice of law in Los Angeles; host of a radio and television show; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination to the United States Senate in 1980; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Los Angeles in 1981; died in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 5, 1998)
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          • 1991-03-21: new
          • 2014-06-12: revised
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