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The Resource Oral history interview with Hon. John William Beard ..., by Lawrence B. de Graaf

Oral history interview with Hon. John William Beard ..., by Lawrence B. de Graaf

Label
Oral history interview with Hon. John William Beard ..., 1987
Title
Oral history interview with Hon. John William Beard ...
Statement of responsibility
by Lawrence B. de Graaf
Inclusive dates
1987
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Judge Beard discusses the formation of the California Democratic Council, the workings of the senate prior to full time operation of reapportionment, and the role of lobbyists. He offers profiles of senate leaders and several fellow Democrats and comments on major legislation--the structure and operations of the Industrial Accident Commission and Workmen's compensation are treated. Most of the interview covers 1957-1965
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available in the California State Archives.
Biographical or historical data
John William Beard moved to Imperial County in 1952 as a lawyer and helped organize its Democratic Party. Elected to the state senate in 1956, he supported the liberal agenda of the California Democratic Council, of which he was a founding member. He also joined liberal Democrats in efforts to change the leadership of the senate. Defeated in 1960, he became commissioner and then chairman of the Industrial Accident Commission in 1960 and 1962, respectively. Out of government from 1965 to 1980, he became a municipal court judge in El Cajon in 1980 and has been part of the judicial reunification experiment there.
Cataloging source
CSA
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 Hon. John William Beard ..., by Lawrence B. de Graaf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a five-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xi, 151 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24131411
  • ucoclc24131411
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. John William Beard ..., by Lawrence B. de Graaf
Publication
Note
Transcript of a five-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xi, 151 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24131411
  • ucoclc24131411
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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