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Sunday, November 27, 2011

SAM YORTY POWERFUL AND COLORFUL MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY   2011

One of the most influential, loved and despised office holders in California was Sam Yorty of Encino. He served as the 37th Mayor of Los Angeles from 1961 to 1973. Sam's long career reads almost like a script for the industry he worked so hard to keep in our city. When you get a few minutes, take time to do an on line search about his life. 
Bust of Mayor Sam Yorty by San Fernando Valley sculptor Henry Van Wolf. Promised gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Joseph and Ladonna Van Wolf 2011.


Lithograph portrait of Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty - Gift, along with other Yorty artifacts, from Gary Fredburg 2011.  (click on images to enlarge)

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