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The Resource Oral history interview with Thomas M. Rees ..., by Carlos Vásquez

Oral history interview with Thomas M. Rees ..., by Carlos Vásquez

Label
Oral history interview with Thomas M. Rees ..., 1987
Title
Oral history interview with Thomas M. Rees ...
Statement of responsibility
by Carlos Vásquez
Inclusive dates
1987
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rees discusses his family background, education, World War II service, conversion from the Republican to Democratic parties in the early-1950s, agricultural implement business in Mexico, participation in national Democratic Party conventions from 1956 to 1968, activities as a member of the California State Assembly, California State Senate, and the United States House of Representatives, and comments on a wide range of individuals and issues involved in California and national politics from the 1950s to 1987
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available.
Biographical or historical data
In 1954, Thomas M. Rees was elected to represent the Fifty-ninth Assembly District of the California State Assembly. He served in the assembly until 1962, when he was elected as Los Angeles County's sole California state senator until the senate was reapportioned in 1965. In 1966 Rees was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he served until 1976. In the state assembly and senate Rees specialized in legislation dealing with metropolitan planning, social insurance, state fiscal reorganization, consumer credit, and rapid transit. In the House Rees served on such major committees as Ways and Means, and Banking and Currency. He also was a member of the "Watergate Babies", a group of liberal Democrats seeking substantive governmental reforms in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
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 Thomas M. Rees ..., by Carlos Vásquez
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of an eight-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
ii, 388 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23078460
  • ucoclc23078460
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 Thomas M. Rees ..., by Carlos Vásquez
Publication
Note
Transcript of an eight-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
ii, 388 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23078460
  • ucoclc23078460
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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