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The Resource Oral history interview with Hon. Gordon H. Winton, Jr. ..., by Enid Hart Douglass

Oral history interview with Hon. Gordon H. Winton, Jr. ..., by Enid Hart Douglass

Label
Oral history interview with Hon. Gordon H. Winton, Jr. ..., 1987
Title
Oral history interview with Hon. Gordon H. Winton, Jr. ...
Statement of responsibility
by Enid Hart Douglass
Inclusive dates
1987
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This interview details Gordon Winton's background: family, education, World War II service, professional work as a lawyer, and service as a local school board member. The focus of the interview is his ten years of service in the assembly. He describes the style of Lincoln and Brown as speakers, as well as his relations with Jesse M. Unruh and the contest for the speakership in 1961. He discusses his role in passing legislation in the fields of education and criminal procedure particularly. He recounts the service to him of Rose Elizabeth Bird (later chief justice of the California State Supreme Court) as a Ford Foundation intern
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available.
Biographical or historical data
Gordon H. Winton, Jr., a native of Merced, California and a practicing attorney there, was elected to the California State Assembly in 1956 and served through 1966. His terms were under the speakerships of Luther Lincoln, Ralph Brown, and Jesse M. Unruh; Winton was the only assemblyman to challenge openly Unruh for the speakership in 1961. He was active in these committees: Agriculture, Criminal Procedure, Education, Government Organization, Municipal and County Government, and Ways and Means. He was closely associated with Dorothy Donahoe and the passage of the Master Plan for Higher Education. He is known for the Winton Act (1965), which related to collective bargaining status for school district employees.
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.
Location of other archival material
His papers are located at Stanislaus State College.
Label
Oral history interview with Hon. Gordon H. Winton, Jr. ..., by Enid Hart Douglass
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a seven-and-one-half-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index of names.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 295 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23008208
  • ucoclc23008208
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 Hon. Gordon H. Winton, Jr. ..., by Enid Hart Douglass
Publication
Note
Transcript of a seven-and-one-half-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, Claremont Graduate School and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Cumulative index finding aids
Volume includes index of names.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
v, 295 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23008208
  • ucoclc23008208
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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