San Pedro in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Stephen M. White
1853 – 1901
Stephen M. White was elected Los Angeles County District Attorney in 1882, State Senator in 1886 and United States Senator in 1893. During his term in the United States Senate, Senator White’s most notable accomplishment was his successful leadership of the fight to create the Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro as opposed to Santa Monica Bay, the site that was being advocated by powerful railroad interests. It is believed that the rigors of his battle with the railroad barons contributed to Senator White’s untimely death in 1901 at the age of 48. Stephen M. White is one of the men of vision who laid the groundwork so the City and County of Los Angeles could take their extraordinary leadership position in the nation and the world during the 20th century. His legacy should be remembered for all time.
This statue of Stephen M. White has been relocated to its just and final resting place overlooking the federal breakwater through the efforts of the County, City and Port of Los Angeles.
Erected 1989 by The County, City and Port of Los Angeles.
Topics. Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is February 23, 1917.
Location. 33° 42.615′ N, 118° 17.139′ W. Marker is in San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Stephen M. White Drive and Oliver Vickery Circle Drive, in the median on Stephen M. White Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Pedro CA 90731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cabrillo Beach Bath House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friendship Bell (approx. half a mile away); Point Fermin Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Casa de San Pedro (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort MacArthur / 500 Varas Square Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); Muller House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Timms' Point and Landing (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Pedro.
More about this marker. Marker and statue are one block west of the Oliver Vickery Circle entrance to the Cabrillo Coastal Park and Marine Aquarium
Also see . . . The Stephen M. White Memorial. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4. submitted on October 13, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.