Charles Norris Poulson (1895-1982) was elected and served in the California State Assembly (1938-42), was elected to the House
of Representatives in 1942, served as mayor of Los Angeles (1953-61), and was a member of the California Water Commission
(1965-68). The collection consists of scrapbooks, clippings, documents, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia related
to the life of Norris Poulson including Poulson's autobiography, and materials related to his career as a California assemblyman,
U.S. Congressman, and Los Angeles mayor.
Charles Norris Poulson was born on July 23, 1895; attended Oregon Agricultural College, 1914-15; farmed 1916-23; moved to
Los Angeles in 1923; attended Southwestern University, 1923-25; began his own accounting business about 1925, passing the
California CPA examination in 1933; was elected and served in the California State Assembly (1938-42); first elected to the
House of Representatives in 1942; served as mayor of Los Angeles (1953-61); served as a member of the California Water Commission
(1965-68); he died on September 25, 1982.
2.5 linear ft.
(5 boxes. 23 oversize boxes.)
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