Thomas Lee Woolwine (Thomas Lee Woolwine)

Thomas Lee Woolwine

Los Angeles District Attorney, figure in the William Desmond Taylor murder case. Woolwine was a district attorney in L.A. His investigations ended the careers of two L.A. Mayors. He also attempted to jail Valentino for bigamy. However, he made his way into Hollywood legend during the 1922 murder of movie director William Desmond Taylor. Many historians believe that Woolwine destroyed crucial evidence in the case after being bribed by the mother of one of the prime suspects. The case was never solved. (bio by: Evening Blues)  Family links:  Parents:  Samuel Shanklin Woolwine (1845 – 1901)  Sallie Shute Woolwine (1847 – 1904)  Spouse:  Alma Foy Woolwine Gravel (1880 – 1960)  Children:  Thomas Lee Woolwine (1904 – 1936)*  Sibling:  Samuel Shanklin Woolwine (1872 – 1934)*  Thomas Lee Woolwine (1874 – 1925) *Calculated relationship


  • October, 31, 1874
  • USA


  • July, 07, 1925
  • USA


  • Mount Olivet Cemetery
  • Tennessee
  • USA

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