Benjamin Davis Wilson

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Birthday
1, 1811
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Mar 11, 1878 (66)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
1, 1811
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Mar 11, 1878 (66)

About

California statesman who was the second Mayor of Los Angeles from 1851 to 1852. He notably helped settle the new state and was an advocate for Native American rights.

Before Fame

He came to California seeking passage to China and decided to stay.

Trivia

He and a group of men went out to hunt bears around the body of water he named Big Bear Lake.

Family Life

His grandson from his second marriage was the legendary American general George S. Patton.

Associated With

His grandson would later be portrayed in a classic movie by the acclaimed actor George C. Scott.