Eugene W. Biscailuz

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.

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Date of birth
March 12th, 1883
Date of death
May 16th, 1969 at age of 86


1. University of Southern California Colleges/University

The University of Southern California (USC) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. USC was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university. USC's development has closely paralleled the growth of Los Angeles, and the university historically has educated a large number of the city's business leaders and professionals. In recent decades, the university has also leveraged its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. Reflecting the status of Los Angeles as a global city, USC has the largest number of international students of any university in the United States.

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Type University
2012. 3.49 bil. $
2011. 3.5 bil. $
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University Park Campus, 90089 - Los Angeles, California
2012. 18,000
2011. 17,414
2010. 17,380
2009. 16,751
2008. 16,608
2012. 22,000
2011. 20,596
2010. 19,516
2009. 18,073
2008. 17,139
Acceptance rate
2014. 17.8 %
2013. 19.7 %
2012. 18.0 %
2011. 22.7 %
2010. 23.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.3 K $
2012. 43.7 K $
2011. 42.8 K $
2010. 40.4 K $
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