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John C. Porter, 1931, at right

John Clinton Porter, born in Leon, Iowa (April 4, c. 1872 – May 27, 1959) was a U.S. political figure.

He served as the mayor of Los Angeles between 1929 and 1933, and ran for re-election twice more but was defeated in 1933 by Frank L. Shaw and in 1941 by Fletcher Bowron. He died of a heart and lung condition in Los Angeles, California in 1959, and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.

Prior History

Notably, Porter was a senior member of the Ku Klux Klan during its popular resurgence in the early 1920s [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)

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Political offices
Preceded by
George E. Cryer
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
Succeeded by
Frank L. Shaw


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