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Photograph caption dated December 2, 1958 reads, "Justice Thomas P. White, left, administers oath of office to newly elected Los Angeles County Sheriff, Peter J. Pitchess, right. Watching ceremony are County Clerk Harold J. Ostley and Mrs. Pitchess. The 46-year-old lawman succeeds Eugene W. Biscailuz, 75, who served as sheriff for 24 years."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00114729 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d016_f9_i24 CARL0005302156 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/48252
Pitchess, Peter J.,--1912-1999 Pitchess, Peter J.,--1912-1999--Family Ostley, Harold J Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Office of the County Clerk--Officials and employees Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Sheriff's Department--Officials and employees Sheriffs--California--Los Angeles County Men--California--Los Angeles Judges--California--Los Angeles Oaths--California--Los Angeles Group portraits Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs