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Raymond V. Darby (December 11, 1896 – March 5, 1953) was an American politician that served on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from 1944 until his death. He was the Mayor of Inglewood, California for fourteen years.

Raymond V. Darby
Raymond V. Darby 1952.jpeg
Personal details
Born(1896-12-11)December 11, 1896
DiedMarch 5, 1953(1953-03-05) (aged 56)


Raymond Vern Darby was born in Washington, Kansas on December 11, 1896. In 1944, he was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and re-elected in 1946, 1948, 1950 and again in 1952. On March 5, 1953 he was struck in the Board of Supervisors hearing room by an irate property owner and died later that day from a brain hemorrhage.[1][2]

Prior to serving on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.[1]

Preceded by
Hugh B. Lawrence
Mayor of Inglewood, California
Succeeded by
Ernest S. Dixon
Preceded by
Oscar Hauge
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
4th district

Succeeded by
Burton W. Chace


  1. ^ a b "Los Angeles County" (PDF). Los Angeles, California: County of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  2. ^ "California Death Index 1940-1997 [database on-line]". United States: The Generations Network. 2000. Retrieved 2009-08-04.