Meyer Lissner, Civic Reformer and Ex-member, U.S. Shipping Board, Dies in Los Angeles

Meyer Lissner, former member of the United States Shipping Board and active in state and national Republican party circles, died here suddenly of heart disease at the age of 59. He is survived by a wife, two sons and a daughter. He was a member of the U. S. Shipping Board from 1921 to 1926. At the time of his death he was also a member of the State Industrial Accident Commission which he founded in 1920.

Born in San Francisco, he was graduated from the Los Angeles Law School in 1899. In 1906 he organized the Non-Partisan City Central Committee of which he was later secretary.

Mr. Lissner organized the Los Angeles City Club in 1907. Two years later he was named president of the Good Government Organization. He was also the founder of the Good Government Fund in 1911 and a member of the executive committee of the California Direct Legislation League. He took an active part in organizing California for the Progressive Party in 1912. When Roosevelt announced his candidacy in 1912 Mr. Lissner was chairman of the California Republican state committee, an office he resigned to become California chairman of the Roosevelt campaign. From 1912 to 1916 he was a member of the national executive committee of the Progressive Party.

His other public activities included the chairmanship of the Los Angeles Board of Public Utilities from 1909-1911 and the editorship of the “California Outlook.” He worked with former governor, now United States Senator, Hiram W. Johnson, to redeem California from the political domination of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

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