Skip to main content

Image / Jerry Giesler, Buron Fitts, William E. Simpson, and Marion Fitts at perjury ...

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Jerry Giesler, Buron Fitts, William E. Simpson, and Marion Fitts at perjury trial, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
February 7, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
From left to right: Jerry Giesler, Buron Fitts, William Simpson, Marion Fitts, and Adell Fitts (partially obscured).
On February 7, 1936, District Attorney Buron Fitts was acquitted of perjury regarding a 1931 testimony over the sale of a Claremont orange grove. Mrs. Berthall Gregory, Fitts’ sister, sold the grove to Lucien C. Wheeler. Fitts reportedly falsified the amount of money he received through the sale. The perjury trial lasted three weeks.
This photograph is possibly related to the article, “Jurors Acquit Fitts of Perjury Charges,’ Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb 1936: 1-2.
Handwritten on negative: L 2 R Jerry Geisler, Buron Fitts, W M Simpson, Mrs. Buron Fitts 2/7/36
Text from negative sleeve: 3268 --- 2/11/36 Buron Fitts, Mrs Buron Fitts, Jerry Geisler, W M Simpson, Bobby “, Mrs W M “, Roy Keane, Mrs Chas Phillips, Fits Jury Comes in with verdict 2-7-36
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Giesler, Jerry, 1886-1962
Fitts, Marion, 1893-1985
Simpson , William E., 1889-1951
Fitts, Buron, 1895-1973
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: