The Herschel Rosenthal Papers consist of 18 cubic feet of textual records and 14 artifacts and cover the years 1975 to 1998.
The records are organized into the following record series: Bill Files, 1975-1998; Bill Records, 1975-1998; and Artifacts,
Herschel Rosenthal, Democrat, served California as a State Assembly Member from 1975 through 1982 and as a State Senator from
1983 through 1998. He represented the 45th Assembly District, which included the Los Angeles communities of Beverly-Fairfax,
Miracle Mile, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Hancock Park, Hollywood Hills, parts of North Hollywood, and Studio City. In 1982,
won election as State Senator to represent the 22nd Senatorial District. Rosenthal was endorsed by every major Democratic
incumbent in the state. Subsequently, he took office as a member of the Legislature's upper house on December 6, 1982, where
served until 1998. His 22nd Senatorial District included the cities of Encino, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades,
West Los Angeles, Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood, Tarzana, and Woodland Hills. After redistricting in 1991, Rosenthal's
Senatorial District included Canoga Park, East Los Angeles, North Hollywood, San Fernando, Van Nuys, Pacoima, Reseda, Panorama
City, Sepulveda, and Sylmar.
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