Buron Fitts

Buron Fitts, California politician
Fitts with his car after having been shot at

The 29th lieutenant governor of California, from 1927 to 1928, and Los Angeles County district attorney thereafter until 1940.

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Earl Rogers

American trial lawyer and professor, who later became the inspiration for Perry Mason.

Rogers, around 1911

Among the prospective attorneys who studied law under Rogers was Buron Fitts, who later became a Los Angeles County district attorney.

Steve Cooley

American politician and prosecutor.

Cooley, J.D. Fredricks (1903–1915) and Buron Fitts (1928-1940) are the only Los Angeles County district attorneys to serve three complete terms.

Samuel Marx

American film producer, screenwriter and book author.

With the roses was a note later presented as a "suicide note" by Los Angeles District Attorney Buron Fitts, who was bribed by MGM to suppress the case.

Julian Petroleum Corporation

Los Angeles based oil company.

Buron Fitts, who was the lieutenant governor, resigned in 1928 and was elected Los Angeles County District Attorney and appointed prosecutor in the trial of Asa Keyes.

Herschel L. Carnahan

The 30th Lieutenant Governor of California, 1928–1931, serving under Governor C. C. Young.

Carnahan was appointed lieutenant governor in 1928 by Governor C.C. Young after Buron Fitts, elected lieutenant governor under Young, resigned to become District Attorney of Los Angeles County.

Charlotte Shelby

American actress.

Shelby in 1923

Almost 20 years after the murder, Los Angeles district attorney Buron Fitts concluded there wasn't any evidence for an indictment of Shelby and recommended that the remaining evidence and case files be retained on a permanent basis (all of these materials subsequently disappeared).

James E. Davis (Los Angeles police officer)

American police officer who served as the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1926 to 1929, and from 1933 to 1939.

Davis in 1929
Davis with family in 1933

The grand jury rejected CIVIC's report, and after seeking the advice of Superior Court Judge Fletcher Bowron (who had overseen a grand jury that nearly brought down L.A. District Attorney Buron Fitts for corruption), CIVIC issued a minority report that was only published after Judge Bowron's intervention.

Charles E. Downs

The first Los Angeles City Council member representing the 10th District after a new city charter went into effect in 1925.

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Downs when admitted to San Quentin on May 22, 1926

The same day, Hodges said, he notified Council President William H. Workman, and he then worked with District Attorney Asa Keyes and Chief Deputy D.A. Buron Fitts to lay a trap for Downs.

Joseph F. Fitzpatrick

The first Los Angeles City Council member representing the 13th District after a new city charter went into effect in 1925.

Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick when admitted to San Quentin

The same day, Hodges said, he notified Council President William H. Workman, and he then worked with District Attorney Asa Keyes and Chief Deputy D.A. Buron Fitts to lay a trap for the two councilmen.

Black Dahlia suspects

Murdered in 1947.

A U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command special agent processes a crime scene on an Army installation.

She claimed the same source told her that future LAPD chief and California politician Ed Davis and Los Angeles County District Attorney Buron Fitts were suspects in the murder as well.