James Brown Winston (Doctor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


James Brown Winston was the first medical officer of the City of Los Angeles, California, in the 19th century. He also was a member of both the Los Angeles Common Council, the city’s governing body, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He and his wife operated the historic Bella Union Hotel in the Los Angeles Plaza area.

About James Brown Winston

American physician and politician who was the first-ever medical officer of Los Angeles, California.

Before Fame

He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia and was a surgeon in the U.S. Army.


He was honored by City Council in 1887, when they changed the name of Ogier Street, where he lived, to Winston Street.

Family Life

His wife helped him operate the Bella Union Hotel.


He and write-in candidate Thomas F. Ford both served on the Los Angeles City Council.

Information related to James Brown Winston

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine alumni
  • Los Angeles Common Council (1850–1889) members
  • American hoteliers
  • Businesspeople from Los Angeles

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