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Willie L. Brown, Jr.: First Among Equals: California Legislator Leadership 1964-1992

Interviewee(s):
Brown, Willie L. Jr.
Interviewer(s):
Morris, Gabrielle
Title:
Willie L. Brown, Jr.: First Among Equals: California Legislator Leadership 1964-1992
Abstract:
Transcript: Boyhood in Texas; education: San Francisco State University, 1951-1955, Hastings Law School, 1955-1958; early Democrati party activities; election to state assembly, 1964; legislative issues and politics, 1965-1992; Ways and Means Committee chairmanship, 1969-1974; state assembly speaker, 1980-1993, leadership concerns: government organization, revenue and taxation, African American equity; managing Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign, 1988; working with Phillip Burton, Jesse Unruh, Robert Moretti, Edmund G. Brown, Jr., and other political leaders of the era. Phonotapes: tapes 1-14 interviews with Brown. Tapes 15-18: interviews with Bob Connelly. Tape 19: interview with Joanne Murphy. Tapes 20-21 : interview with John Mockler. Tapes 22-23: interview with Steven Thompson. lacking). Tapes 24-25: interview with John De Luca. Supplementary material: Box 1: consists of transcripts of speeches, an interview, public relations material, clippings from Sacramento and San Francisco newspapers, and obituaries of family members. Finally, includes newsletters regarding education legislation, and Gabrielle Morris' notes. Oversize folder 1: contains clippings.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
1991 1992
Project:
Politics, Law, and Policy - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11287914
Rights:
Brown, Willie L. Jr. "Willie L. Brown, Jr.: First Among Equals: California Legislator Leadership 1964-1992." Interview by Gabrielle Morris in 1991 and 1992. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1999.