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The Resource Oral history interview with David E. Pesonen ..., by Ann Lage

Oral history interview with David E. Pesonen ..., by Ann Lage

Label
Oral history interview with David E. Pesonen ..., 1992
Title
Oral history interview with David E. Pesonen ...
Statement of responsibility
by Ann Lage
Inclusive dates
1992
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mr. Pesonen discusses the campaign for the Nuclear Safeguards Initiative in 1976, including the participation of the citizen's group, Creative Initiative, and his work on the State Board of Forestry under chair Henry Vaux. He outlines his work as director of the Dept. of Forestry in reorganizing the department, working with Secretary for Resources Huey Johnson, and managing resources and fire fighting programs. He describes his "midnight" appointment to the Contra Costa Superior Court by Jerry Brown in 1985 and the political difficulties of retaining a judgeship in a county where he had no political base
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available in the California State Archives.
Biographical or historical data
David E. Pesonen, following his leadership in opposing nuclear power plants at Bodega Bay and Point Arena, California, headed California's initiative campaign for the Nuclear Standards Act in 1976. He was a member of the State Board of Forestry, 1977-1979, and director of the Dept. of Forestry under Governor Jerry Brown, 1979-1983. He served as judge of the Superior Court in Contra Costa County, 1983-1985, and general manager of the East Bay Regional Parks District from 1985-1988. During the 1970s, he was an attorney with the San Francisco law firm of Garry, Dreyfus, McTernan, and Brotsky, and since 1988 he has been with the Oakland law firm of Saperstein, Mayeda, Larkin, and Goldstein.
Cataloging source
CSA
Form designation
oral history transcript
Location of originals duplicates
  • Honnold Library for the Associated Colleges, Claremont, California.
  • California State University, Fullerton. Library. Oral History Program.
  • California State University, Sacramento. Library. University Archives.
  • The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
  • University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Label
Oral history interview with David E. Pesonen ..., by Ann Lage
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a five-and-one-half-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 150 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30956002
  • ucoclc30956002
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 David E. Pesonen ..., by Ann Lage
Publication
Note
Transcript of a five-and-one-half-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 150 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30956002
  • ucoclc30956002
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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