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FORMER LOS ANGELES COUNTY
DISTRICT ATTORNEYS

The District Attorney's Office was created by an act of the California State Legislature on February 27, 1850. The duties of the District Attorney were codified and became part of the general laws in 1872.

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William C. Ferrell
1850 - 1851

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Isaac K. Ogier
1851 - 1852
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Kimball H.
Dimmick
1852 - 1853
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Benjamin Eaton
1853 - 1854

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Cameron E.
Thom
1854 - 1857

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Ezra Drown
1857 - 1859
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Edward J. C. Kewen
1859 - 1861
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Ezra Drown
1861 - 1863
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Alfred B.
Chapman
1863 - 1864
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Volney E.
Howard
1864 - 1867
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Alfred B.
Chapman
1867 - 1869
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Cameron E.
Thom
1869 - 1873

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Volney E.
Howard
1873 - 1876

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Rodney Hudson
1876 - 1877
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Cameron E.
Thom
1877 - 1879
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Thomas B.
Brown
1879 - 1882

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Stephen M.
White
1882 - 1884

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George M.
Holton
1884 - 1886
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George S.
Patton
1886 - 1887
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J. R. Dupuy
1887 - 1888

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Frank P. Kelly
1888 - 1890

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 James McLachlan
1890 - 1892
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Henry C. Dillon
1892 - 1894
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John C.
Donnell
1895 - 1899

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James C.
Rives
1899 - 1903

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J. D.
Fredericks
1903 - 1915
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Thomas L.
Woolwine
1915 - 1923
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Asa Keyes
1923 - 1928

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Buron Fitts
1928 - 1940

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John F.
Dockweiler
1940 - 1943
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Fred N.
Howser
1943 - 1946
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William E.
Simpson
1946 - 1951

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S. Ernest Roll
1951 - 1956

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William B.
McKesson
1956 - 1964
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Evelle J. Younger
1964 - 1971
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Joseph P. Busch
1971 - 1975

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John K.
Van de Kamp
1975 - 1981

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Robert H. Philibosian
1981 - 1984
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Ira Reiner
1984 - 1992
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Gil Garcetti
1992 - 2000

 

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Steve Cooley
2000 - 2012
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Jackie Lacey 2012 -
 

 

*   Died in office
** Appointed 12/28/82 due to Van de Kamp winning the race for Attorney General of California


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