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Leslie Simonds Storrs

Leslie Simonds Storrs, American writer. Recipient Resolution of Commendation, Rules Committee, California Assembly, 1971.


  • Storrs, Leslie Simonds was born on January 16, 1901 in Duarte, California, United States. Son of Godfrey Simonds and Olive Ruth (Morgan) Storrs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Southern California, 1923.


    • Reporter, city editor, managing editor Evening Outlook, Santa Monica, California, 1913—1942, columnist, 1971—1982. Director planning City Santa Monica, 1946—1971. Retired; Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.


    • Author: Santa Monica, Portrait of a City, 1975.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    President city planning department League California Cities, 1959—1960, Southern California Planning Congress, 1959. Member High Honor Board Review, Boy Scouts America, 1946—1950. Advisory board Emeritus College Division Santa Monica College, since 1972, Salvation Army, 1947—1948.

    Chairman Los Angeles County Committee Uniform Zoning, 1965, Santa Monica Committee School Integration, 1967. Member of American Institute Certified Planners, South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club.


    • Married Helen Elizabeth Catlin, April 6, 1926. Children: Shirley Frances, Gerald Simonds.
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    Born January 16, 1901
    • 1923
      University Southern California
    • 1913 - 1942
      Santa Monica, California, United States
    • 1946 - 1971
      director, planning City Santa Monica
    • 1971 - 1982