Side profile view of Capt. Cameron Erskine Thom, born in Virginia, 1825. Came to California, 1849; had a law office in Sacramento; went to San Francisco in 1853 as assistant law agent for the United States Land Commission. Was ordered to Los Angeles in 1854. After completion of this work he opened an office; became City Attorney of Los Angeles; District Attorney; and in 1856, was State Senator. Fought on the Confederate side in the Civil War, becoming Captain. He then returned to Los Angeles where he was elected Mayor, from 1881-1884. He owned a large orange ranch, now part of the City of Glendale. Was one of the incorporators of the Farmers & Merchants National Bank. Died February 2, 1915.