The collection contains the papers and administrative files of lawyer and Los Angeles County Assessor, Alexander Hillhouse
Alexander Hillhouse Pope's grandfathers were both lawyers, and his grandmother was active in a forerunner of the ACLU, which
may explain why Alex Pope was walking precincts for Roosevelt and Truman at a young age. He skipped his last two years of
high school to attend the University of Chicago where his political activism continued with the National Students Association
and Americans for Democratic Action. Pope's college advisor told him law school was the "surest ticket to public office,"
and in 1952 Pope received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.
Approximately 153.873 linear feet.
368 legal size document boxes, one 16.25 x 21 x 3.25 box and one assessor campaign banner [23.75 x 102 inches].
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