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The Resource Oral history interview with Hon. James A. Cobey ..., by Enid Hart Douglass

Oral history interview with Hon. James A. Cobey ..., by Enid Hart Douglass

Label
Oral history interview with Hon. James A. Cobey ..., 1988
Title
Oral history interview with Hon. James A. Cobey ...
Statement of responsibility
by Enid Hart Douglass
Inclusive dates
1988
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This interview deals with James Cobey's three terms in the state senate (1953-1966). He discusses his legal background as a deputy county counsel, chief law clerk to Justice Clement Shinn, and practicing attorney in Merced County. He talks about his first senate term: the power structure, nature of the senate, water legislation, and bills he carried. He speaks about various personalities: Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr., Lieutenant Governors Powers and Anderson, Hugh Burns, and other senators
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available.
Biographical or historical data
James A. Cobey, a practicing attorney, was elected to the California State Senate in 1953 to represent the Twenty-Fourth Assembly District and served through 1966. He served on the Agriculture and Judiciary Committees throughout his tenure. His other committees were: Fish and Game; Finance; Labor; Military and Veterans Affairs; Revenue and Taxation; Elections, Social Welfare, and Water. He was a legislative appointee to the California Law Revision Commission. In 1966, he was appointed Associate Justice, Division 3 of the Second District of the California Court of Appeal, where he served until his retirement in 1981. He is a part-time instructor at Southwestern Law School and serves as a mandatory judicial referee in the Pasadena Superior Court.
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
Cobey's legislative bill files are deposited at
Label
Oral history interview with Hon. James A. Cobey ..., by Enid Hart Douglass
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a six-and-one-quarter-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 name index.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iv, 240 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22919804
  • ucoclc22919804
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. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.
Label
Oral history interview with Hon. James A. Cobey ..., by Enid Hart Douglass
Publication
Note
Transcript of a six-and-one-quarter-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 name index.
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iv, 240 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22919804
  • ucoclc22919804
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. Tape copies are not made for sale or for distribution outside the program.

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