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Los Angeles County Sheriffs.


Note: Up to Baca, most dates are election dates.
George T. Burrill April 1850 - September 1851
James R. Barton September 1851 - January 1856
David W. Alexander January - August 1856
C. E. Hale* August 1856 - January 1857
James R. Barton January 1857
(Gunned down by bandits
3 weeks after starting his new term.)
Elijah Bettis* January 1857 - September 1857
William C. Getman September 1857 - January 1858
(In office 7 days before he was gunned down
by a "maniac" on Jan. 7.)
James Thompson* January 1858 - September 1860
Tomas A. Sanchez September 1860 - September 1868
James F. Burns September 1868 - September 1872
William R. Rowland September 1872 - September 1876
David W. Alexander September 1876 - September 1877
H. M. Mitchell September 1877 - September 1879
William R. Rowland September 1879 - November 1882
Alvan T. Currier November 1882 - November 1884
George E. Gard November 1884 - November 1886
James C. Kays November 1886 - November 1888
Martin G. Aguirre November 1888 - November 1890
E. D. Gibson November 1890 - November 1892
John C. Cline November 1892 - November 1894
John Burr November 1894 - November 1898
William A. Hammel November 1898 - November 1902
Will A. White November 1902 - November 1906
William A. Hammel November 1906 - November 1914
John C. Cline November 1914 - March 1921
William I. Traeger* March 1921 - December 1932
Eugene W. Biscailuz* December 1932 - November 1958
Peter J. Pitchess November 1958 - June 1982
Sherman Block* June 1982 - October 1998
Leroy D. Baca November 1998 - Jan. 30, 2014
John L. Scott* Jan. 30, 2014 - Dec. 1, 2014
Jim McDonnell Dec. 1, 2014—
* Appointed to fill unexpired term of predecessor.

L.A. COUNTY SHERIFFS

All Sheriffs List
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Billy Rowland 1870s-1880s

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Eugene Biscailuz

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Peter J. Pitchess 1959-1982 x2

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Sherman Block 1982-1998 x2

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Leroy D. Baca 1998-2014

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John L. Scott 2014

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Jim McDonnell 2014—

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