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The Resource Oral history interview with Anthony C. Beilenson ..., by Susan Douglass Yates

Oral history interview with Anthony C. Beilenson ..., by Susan Douglass Yates

Label
Oral history interview with Anthony C. Beilenson ..., 1997-1998
Title
Oral history interview with Anthony C. Beilenson ...
Statement of responsibility
by Susan Douglass Yates
Inclusive dates
1997-1998
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beilenson discusses his family background and childhood, attending Harvard University, moving to California in 1957, joining the Beverly Hills Democratic Club and winning the Club's endorsement to run for the 59th Assembly District in 1962. He continues with the impact of 1965 Reapportionment Act in campaigning for public office in 1966, working with Gov. Ronald Reagan to formulate 1971 Welfare Reform Act, working with Gov. Jerry Brown, becoming chair of the Finance Committee in 1975, and deciding to run for the House of Representatives in 1976. Major topics include authoring Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area legislation, Sepulveda Basin park project, working with people affected by the 1994 Northridge earthquake, campaign finance reform, and partisan politics
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available in the California State Archives.
Biographical or historical data
Anthony C. Beilenson was born in New Rochelle, NY, on Oct. 16, 1932. From 1963-1966, Beilenson represented the 59th Assembly District. He went on to serve as a state senator of the 26th District from 1967-1976. While in the state legislature, he authored over 200 state laws, including the Therapeutic Abortion Act of 1967, the Welfare Reform Act of 1971, and the Auto Repair Fraud Act of 1971. In 1976, Beilenson won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 23rd District. During his last 2 terms, from 1992-1996, he represented the 24th District. While in Congress, he chaired the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in 1989 and 1990. He also served on the Rules Committee and the House Budget Committee, as well as the Congressional Task Force on Immigration Reform. Accomplishments include authoring legislation creating the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and the Elephant Conservation Act of 1988.
Cataloging source
CLU
Form designation
oral history transcript
Location of originals duplicates
  • The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
  • California State University, Fullerton. Library. Oral History Program.
  • California State University, Sacramento. Library. University Archives.
  • Honnold Library for the Associated Colleges, Claremont, Calif.
  • University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Label
Oral history interview with Anthony C. Beilenson ..., by Susan Douglass Yates
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a 12-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
2 v., bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43319943
  • ucoclc43319943
Terms governing use
Copyright to all program materials is assigned by the interviewee to both the Secretary of State, California State Archives, and the program's cooperating institutions. Copies of interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives and cooperating institutions. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.
Label
Oral history interview with Anthony C. Beilenson ..., by Susan Douglass Yates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a 12-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
2 v., bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43319943
  • ucoclc43319943
Terms governing use
Copyright to all program materials is assigned by the interviewee to both the Secretary of State, California State Archives, and the program's cooperating institutions. Copies of interview transcripts can be procured from the State Archives and cooperating institutions. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.

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