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Los Angeles County Places & Things Named for Politicians

   The Glenn Anderson Freeway Transitway (I-105), in Los Angeles County, is named for Glenn M. Anderson.
   Mount Wilson, in the San Gabriel mountains, Los Angeles County, is named for Benjamin D. Wilson.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Abel Stearns (built 1942 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1966) was named for Abel Stearns.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Abiel Foster (built 1941 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1961) was named for Abiel Foster.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Albert Gallatin (built 1941 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; torpedoed and sunk 1944 in the Arabian Sea) was named for Albert Gallatin.
   The James C. Corman Federal Building, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, is named for James C. Corman.
   The Gerald Desmond Bridge (built 1965-68; replacement under construction 2019), which takes Ocean Boulevard over the Back Channel, in Long Beach, is named for Gerald Desmond.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Gabriel Duvall (built 1942 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1962) was named for Gabriel Duvall.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS General Vallejo (built 1943 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1974) was named for Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo.
   Burton Chace Park, in Marina del Rey, is named for Burton W. Chace.
   The city of Whittier is named for John Greenleaf Whittier.
   The community of Flintridge (now part of La Canada Flintridge) was named for Frank P. Flint.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS P. T. Barnum (built 1943 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1961) was named for Phineas Taylor Barnum.
   The Vincent Thomas Bridge (opened 1963), a suspension bridge over the harbor from San Pedro to Terminal Island, in Los Angeles, is named for Vincent Thomas.
   The Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, in Los Angeles, is named for Kenneth Hahn.
   The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, in Los Angeles, is named for Kenneth Hahn.
   The Bret Harte Neighborhood Library, in Long Beach, is named for Bret Harte.
   Herbert Hoover High School, in Glendale, is named for Herbert Hoover.
   Teresa Hughes Elementary School, in Cudahy, is named for Teresa P. Hughes.
   Knight High School in Palmdale is named for William J. Knight.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James B. Weaver (built 1943 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1965) was named for James B. Weaver.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Jane Addams (built 1942 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; sold 1947 and converted to a floating wharf) was named for Jane Addams.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James W. Johnson (built 1943 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1971) was named for James W. Johnson.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Shields (built 1943 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1971) was named for James Shields.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Anson P. K. Safford (built 1943 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1965) was named for A. P. K. Safford.
   The Patricia Nixon Elementary School (opened 1973; now Nixon Academy), in Cerritos, is named for Pat Nixon.
   Pat Nixon Park (established 1969), in Cerritos, is named for Pat Nixon.
   Parcher Plaza, in the Glendale Civic Center, Glendale, is named for Carroll W. Parcher.
   The Pauley Pavilion indoor arena, at the University of California Angeles, Los Angeles, is named for Edwin W. Pauley.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Drake Sloat (built 1942 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1960) was named for John Drake Sloat.
   Stoneman Elementary School (now closed), in San Marino, was named for George Stoneman.
   The city of Downey is named for John G. Downey.
   Whittier College, in Whittier, is named for John Greenleaf Whittier.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Cyrus K. Holliday (built 1943 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1966) was named for Cyrus K. Holliday.
   The Edmund G. Brown California Aqueduct, a system of canals and pipelines that brings water to Southern California, in Contra Costa, Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Fresno, Kings, Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties, is named for Edmund G. Brown, Sr..
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Samuel Adams (built 1941 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; scrapped 1966) was named for Samuel Adams.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Abraham Clark (built 1941 at Terminal Island Los Angeles; wrecked and scrapped 1959) was named for Abraham Clark.
   The Huntington Hotel (built 1907 as Hotel Wentworth; expanded and reopened 1914 as the Huntington Hotel; demolished 1989 and rebuilt; now Langham Huntington hotel) in Pasadena is named for Henry E. Huntington.
   The city of Huntington Park is named for Henry E. Huntington.
   The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, on his former estate, in San Marino, is named for Henry E. Huntington.
   William Howard Taft High School (opened 1960; became charter school 2013-14), in Los Angees, is named for William H. Taft.
   John Glenn High School, in Norwalk, is named for John Glenn.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John M. Clayton (built 1942 at Terminal Island; bombed 1945; repaired; renamed USS Harcourt; scrapped 1962) was originally named for John M. Clayton.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Harrison Gray Otis (built 1942-43 at Terminal Island; mined and beached at Gibraltar 1943) was named for Harrison Gray Otis.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John C. Fremont (built 1941 at Terminal Island; mined and wrecked in Manila Bay, Philippines, 1945) was named for John Charles Frémont.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Page (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1959) was named for John Page.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Hugh S. Legare (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1959) was named for Hugh S. Legaré.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Bancroft (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1960) was named for George Bancroft.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Bidwell (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1960) was named for John Bidwell.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Hinton R. Helper (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1961) was named for Hinton Rowan Helper.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Steele (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1961) was named for John Steele.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John J. Ingalls (built 1943 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1961) was named for John J. Ingalls.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry E. Huntington (built 1943-44 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1961) was named for Henry E. Huntington.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Schureman (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1962) was named for James Schureman.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Jeremiah S. Black (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1963) was named for Jeremiah S. Black.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry M. Rice (built 1943 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1963) was named for Henry M. Rice.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Isaac Coles (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1967) was named for Isaac Coles.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James G. Birney (built 1943 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1967) was named for James G. Birney.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry H. Sibley (built 1943 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1968) was named for Henry H. Sibley.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John S. Pillsbury (built 1943 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1968) was named for John S. Pillsbury.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John A. Sutter (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1969) was named for John A. Sutter.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Ward Beecher (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1969) was named for Henry Ward Beecher.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Buchanan (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1969) was named for James Buchanan.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Monroe (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1970) was named for James Monroe.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Horace Mann (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1970) was named for Horace Mann.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Baldwin (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1970) was named for Henry Baldwin.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Dockweiler (built 1943-44 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1970) was named for John F. Dockweiler.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Granville Stuart (built 1943 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1971) was named for Granville Stuart.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Hathorn (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scrapped 1972) was named for John Hathorn.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Horace Greeley (built 1942 at Terminal Island; scuttled with obsolete ammunition in the North Atlantic Ocean 1966) was named for Horace Greeley.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John B. Ashe (built 1942 at Terminal Island; sold 1947 scrapped 1962) was named for John Baptista Ashe.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Goode (built 1943 at Terminal Island; sold 1947 scrapped 1967) was named for John Goode, Jr..
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John P. Altgeld (built 1943 at Terminal Island; sold 1947 scrapped 1969) was named for John P. Altgeld.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Tipton (built 1943 at Terminal Island; sold 1947; scrapped 1969) was named for John Tipton.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Langdon (built 1942 at Terminal Island; sold and renamed Tblisi; scrapped 1977) was originally named for John Langdon.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry C. Wallace (built 1943 at Terminal Island; sold and renamed SS California Sun; after explosion and fire, sank in Indian Ocean, 1967) was originally named for Henry Cantwell Wallace.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Thatcher (built 1942 at Terminal Island; torpedoed and lost in the South Atlantic Ocean 1942) was named for George Thatcher.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Knox (built 1941-42 at Terminal Island; torpedoed and lost in the Indian Ocean 1943) was named for Henry Knox.
   The Michelle Obama Library, in Long Beach, is named for Michelle Obama.
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