Samuel William Yorty
Born: October 1, 1909 in Lincoln, Nebraska
Military Service: ARMY (WWI)
Died: June 5, 1998 in Los Angeles, CA
1940: Chair, Assembly Relief Investigating Committee on Subversive Activities
1956: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost)
1961-1973: Mayor, City of Los Angeles
1964: Chairman, Delegates to the Democratic Convention who state no preference for President.
1966: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost)
1970: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost)
1972: Primary Candidate for President (Lost)
1980: [Republican] Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost; 28.6%)
1981: Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles (Lost)
- LEGISLATION: Co-Author of AB1xxxx of 1940, which effectively outlawed the Communist Party in California. The law, in part, stated "No party shall be recognized or qualified to participate in any primary election which uses or adopts as any part of its party designation the word "communist" or any derivative of the word "communist".
Source: California Blue Book (1938)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]