Burt Margolin, a Democrat, was elected to the California Assembly in 1982 to represent the 45th Assembly District. The Burt
Margolin Papers consist of 10.5 cubic feet of textual records and 95 audiocassettes documenting Margolin's activities in the
California State Assembly from 1983-1994.
Burt Margolin was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 28, 1950, and moved to California with his family in 1952.
He was raised in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles, where he attended Hamilton High School. Margolin received
his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles, where he majored in political science. While at UCLA,
Margolin served as President of the UCLA Bruin Young Democrats. Later, he was elected state treasurer of the California Federation
of Young Democrats. From 1975-1977, Margolin worked as an aide to Congressman Henry Waxman, and then served as a legislative
assistant to Assembly majority leader Howard Berman. In 1980, Margolin became Congressman Waxman's Chief of Staff, and worked
in Washington, D.C. until 1982. As Chief of Staff, he handled much of Waxman's work as Chairman of the House Subcommittee
on Health and the Environment.Criminal Law and Public Safety, 1983-1984
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