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The Resource Oral history interview with Tom Bane ..., by Steven L. Isoardi

Oral history interview with Tom Bane ..., by Steven L. Isoardi

Label
Oral history interview with Tom Bane ..., 1994-1995
Title
Oral history interview with Tom Bane ...
Statement of responsibility
by Steven L. Isoardi
Inclusive dates
1994-1995
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bane discusses his early childhood moving from town to town and eventually settling in Burbank, Calif. He continues with working at Bullocks-Wishire while attending Los Angeles City College, later working as a mail carrier and insurance agent, changing party registration from Republican to Democrat, involvement in local politics, and running for the 42nd Assembly District seat. He continues with the formation of the California Democratic Council, left-wing political organizations, communist party members, winning an Assembly seat, arriving in Sacramento in 1958, encounters with Jesse Unruh, committee assigments, working with Gov. Pat Brown, the decision to run for Congress in 1964 and his retirement in 1989. Major issues covered include the Rumford Fair Housing Act, Bane's oppostion to Carmen Warschaw as national Democratic party committee person, ruling allowing legislators to hire consultants, opposition to Prop. 14, anti-discrimination legislation, Charles Keating and the savings & loan scandal, introducing legislation establishing state funding for lupus research, A.B. 2392 and the power of the NRA, and term limits
Additional physical form
Audiotape recording available in the California State Archives.
Biographical or historical data
Tom Bane was born Dec. 28, 1913 in Los Angeles, Calif. He attended Los Angeles City College at night while working in the mail dept.at Bullocks-Wilshire. Prior to becoming active in state politics, Bane obtained a position as a U.S. postal carrier and then as an insurance agent for Fireman's Fund. Meanwhile he became involved in the L.A. Democratic Committee. He was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1958, a position he served in until 1964. He was a delegate to the 1964 Democratic National Convention and served on the convention's Credentials Committee. After an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1964, he worked in the savings & loan industry for the next decade. He returned to the Assembly in 1974 representing the 40th District. He retired in 1989.
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 Tom Bane ..., by Steven L. Isoardi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Transcript of a 11.5-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Dept. of Special Collections, University Research Library, UCLA, and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iv, 334 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40065008
  • ucoclc40065008
Label
Oral history interview with Tom Bane ..., by Steven L. Isoardi
Publication
Note
Transcript of a 11.5-hour interview completed under the auspices of the Dept. of Special Collections, University Research Library, UCLA, and the California State Archives, State Government Oral History Program
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iv, 334 leaves, bound
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40065008
  • ucoclc40065008

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