GEORGE S. PATTON
George S. Patton
The father of the legendary World War II tank
commander was District Attorney before running for higher office.
George S. Patton was the first city attorney of
Pasadena, in 1877. He also opened a Los Angeles law practice before
being elected District Attorney in 1886. Patton would also be the
first mayor of San Marino. He was less successful, however, standing
for other public offices -- losing a bid for the U.S. Congress in
1894 and for the Senate in 1916. Patton swam against the tide as a
stubborn opponent of women having the vote.
Reprinted from FOR THE PEOPLE --
Inside the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office 1850-2000
by Michael Parrish. ISBN 1-883318-15-7