The Dwight C. Steele Papers, 1942-2002 (bulk 1970-2001), contain
correspondence, subject and organizational files on various environmental conservation
issues, with particular focus on the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe Regions.
Dwight C. Steele was born on January 23, 1914 in Alameda, California. A lawyer practicing
in California and Hawaii with an early interest in labor law, he began working pro bono in
1969 for conservation causes, and accepted no paying clients after 1980. From 1942 to 1945
he served on the Regional War Labor Board and the Regional War Manpower Commission, and from
1951 to 1952 he was appointed to the National Wage Stabilization Board. Labor work includes
that with the Distiributors Association of San Francisco, the Hawaii Employers Council, the
Lumber and Mill Employers Association, and the Bermuda Employers Council. From 1968 to 1972
he was elected to the office of Director of the Alpine Springs Water District. From 1971 to
1978 he was a trustee and treasurer for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, and served as
General Counsel for the League to Save Lake Tahoe beginning in 1989. From 1978 to 1983 he
was appointed as a Governing Body Member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
7 cartons, 2 oversize folders;
8.75 linear feet
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