Eugene W. Biscailuz

Deceased Person

Eugene W. Biscailuz (March 12, 1883 – May 16, 1969) was the 27th Sheriff of Los Angeles County, California and organized the California Highway Patrol. Sheriff Biscailuz's father, Martin V. Biscailuz, was of French-Basque descent, His mother Ida Rose Warren was descended from old Spanish settlers of California. Her father and the Sheriff's grand father William Warren had sailed around Cape Horn to California and married the daughter of a Spanish Don. Eugene's education in Los Angeles included Woodbury University (then called Woodbury Business College) followed by a law degree from the University of Southern California. He joined the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department in 1907, where his law background helped him rise in the ranks until he was appointed Under-Sheriff in 1921. In 1929, Governor C.C. Young appointed Biscailuz Superintendent of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), where Biscailuz organized the Highway Patrol system, then a new but separate law enforcement agency. Having finished his work for the CHP, in 1931 he resumed his post as Under-Sheriff of Los Angeles County. Biscailuz was appointed Sheriff in 1932 and was elected to serve from 1934 to 1958. Biscailuz had a  ( Wikipedia article )


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Known as
Eugene Biscailuz
Date of birth
Place of birth
Boyle Heights


Institution From To
University of Southern California


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