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Lawyer , mayor

Samuel Yorty, American lawyer, former mayor. Bar: California bar 1939. Decorated Encomineda medal Spain; Commander Finnish Lion; National Order Southern Cross Brazil; commander's cross German Order Merit; Great Silver Insignia of Honor with Star Austria; Order Civil Merit Korea; Knight Legion of Honor France; Order Homayoun medal Iran; Order Sun of Peru. Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.


Yorty, Samuel was born on October 1, 1909 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Son of Frank Patrick and Johanna (Egan) Yorty.


Student law school, Southwestern University. Student law school, University Southern California. Student law school, University California Extension.


Since practiced in, Los Angelesmember, 82d Congress from 14th District Californiamember, 83d Congress from 26th District Californiamayor, Los Angeles, 1961-1973. Member California State Assembly, 1936-1940, 49-50.


  • Bar: California bar 1939.


Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945.


Married Elizabeth Hensel, December 1, 1938 (deceased Fev. 1984; 1 son, William Egan (deceased October 1983). Married Gloria Haig, June 8, 1986.

Frank Patrick Yorty

Johanna (Egan) Yorty

Elizabeth Hensel

Gloria Haig