Jesse M. Unruh was first elected to represent the 65th Assembly district in 1954, and served until 1970, when he left office
to run for Governor of California. He was Assembly Speaker from 1961-1968, and Assembly Minority Floor Leader from 1969-1970.
The Jesse M. Unruh Papers consist of 63 cubic feet of textual records and 22 boxes of audiovisual records reflecting Unruh's
legislative activities during his 15-year career in the State Assembly, and his involvement in various political campaigns
(his own and others').
Jesse Marvin Unruh, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member from 1955-1970, representing the 65th Assembly District in Los Angeles
County until 1970. The 65th Assembly District included the cities of Inglewood and Hawthorne. He served as Assembly Speaker
from 1961-1969, and Assembly Minority Floor Leader from 1969-1970.Note: Unruh served as Assembly Speaker, 1961-1969 and Assembly Minority Leader, 1969-1970.
As Speaker of the Assembly, Unruh was an ex-officio member of all Assembly Standing, Joint, and Interim Committees.
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