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Finding Aid for the Frederick Francis Houser Papers, 1925-1975
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Description
Frederick Francis Houser (1904- ) was a member of the California Republican State Central Committee (1930-40), a member of the California legislature for the 53rd Assembly District (1931-33,1939-43), Republican nominee for Congress (1932,1934, and 1936), served as lieutenant governor (1943-46), ran unsuccessfully as Republican candidate for California senator (1944) and became judge of the California Superior Court (1947). The collection consists of political and personal papers, material regarding his U.S. Senatorial campaign, the UCLA Alumni Association and the UCLA School of Law. The collection also contains business and real estate materials.
Background
Houser was born on November 14, 1904 in Los Angeles, California; AB, 1926, UCLA; served as UCLA student body president, 1925-26; taught government at Harvard University, 1926-29; LL.B, 1929, Harvard Law School; practiced law, 1930-46; member of the California Republican State Central Committee, 1930-40; member of the California legislature for the 53rd Assembly District, 1931-33,1939-43; Republican nominee for Congress in 1932,1934, and 1936; served as lieutenant governor, 1943-46; ran unsuccessfully as Republican candidate for California senator in 1944; became judge of the California Superior Court in 1947.Judge Frederick F. Houser has had a long career in California politics, serving as assemblyman from the 53rd district, 1931-33 and 1939-42, and as lieutenant-governor during Earl Warren's first gubernatorial term, 1943-46. Judge Houser has also served as a member of the Los Angeles County Republican Central Committee, 1926-40, and of the Republican State Central Committee, 1930-40. He was a Republican nominee for Congress, 1932, 1934, and 1936, and in 1944 ran for the United States Senate against incumbent Democrat Sheridan Downey.
Extent
115 boxes (57.5 linear ft.) 166 boxes (84.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.