From the plaque on the sculpture:
Joseph Scott. Mr. Los Angeles, 1867-1958. Beloved citizen, distinguished lawyer, civic leader. Practiced law in Los Angeles from 1894-1958. Established Knights of Columbus in California, 1902. Served as president of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Education, Community Chest, Boys' Week and Draft Board. Stalwart champion of americanism and militant foe of communism. Lifelong crusader for recognition of the Irish Republic. Nominated Herbert Hoover for president of the United States. Recognized by church and state with highest honors many times.