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Arthur P. Will

May 18, 1914 to September 20, 1920

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Arthur P. Will was born in Walter’s Falls, Canada, on January 11, 1868. He received an LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Michigan. Mr. Will was the first Legislative Counsel. Prior to the appointment, he was a practicing attorney in Los Angeles, with experience in legal authorship and special investigations. After serving six years, he resigned to take the position of referee of the Land Title Court of Los Angeles County. During wartime, he served as Federal Director for California of the United States Public Service Reserve.

Mr. Will was married to Flora Maude Quigley in October, 1895; they had two children, Arthur Joseph and Percival Drake.