|Name||Kenneth Frederick Hahn|
Los Angeles, California , United States
|| August 19, 1920
|Died||October 12, 1997
Jun 02, 2005 01:24am
U.S. Navy - Church of Christ -
|Info||former member of Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (elected 10 times) |
Hahn was instrumental in bringing the Los Angeles Dodgers to the West Coast from Brooklyn and transforming the infrastructure of Los Angeles into a modern metropolitan region. He served 49 years in public office before retiring in 1992 after suffering a debilitating stroke.
Born in Los Angeles in 1920, Hahn was a teacher before entering politics. He was elected to city council in 1946 and went on to become a Los Angeles County supervisor, one of the most powerful municipal positions in county government.