Nebraska Authors

Samuel William Yorty

AKA: "Sam Yorty"

Born 1909-10-01 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 1998-06-05
Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Yorty was a child of the Great Depression and a graduate of Lincoln High School. He moved to California and became an idiosyncratic California politician best known for serving as Mayor of Los Angeles, California from 1961-1973. He was Mayor during the Watts riots, and received much of the blame for the atrocious racial atmosphere of the city and its police force at the time. He had previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1951-1955.

Places Lived

Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


U.S. House of Representatives; California Politicians; Mayors




I Cannot Take Kennedy. 1960. (Pamphlet)

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