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William D. Stephens

William D. StephensAKA William Dennison Stephens

Born: 26-Dec-1859
Birthplace: Eaton, OH
Died: 25-Apr-1944
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of California, 1917-23

Military service: California National Guard (1904-14, Maj.)


[1] Santa Fe Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.

Father: Martin Stephens
Mother: Alvira
Sister: Sue Berthena Reynolds (d. 19-Oct-1933)
Wife: Flora Rawson (m. 17-Jun-1891, d. 21-Apr-1931, one daughter)
Daughter: Barbara

    High School: Eaton High School, Eaton, OH (1876)

    Governor of California (15-Mar-1917 to 8-Jan-1923)
    Lieutenant Governor of California (22-Jul-1916 to 15-Mar-1917)
    US Congressman, California 10th (4-Mar-1913 to 22-Jul-1916, resigned)
    US Congressman, California 7th (4-Mar-1911 to 4-Mar-1913)
    Mayor of Los Angeles (acting, 15-Mar-1909 to 26-Mar-1909)
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce President (1907)
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (1902-11)
    California State Official Board of Education (1906-07)
    State Bar of California 1920
    Assassination Attempt 17-Dec-1917 (dynamite, Governor's Mansion)


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