The Diane Watson Papers consist of 25 cubic feet of records reflecting Watson's activities during her Senatorial career. The
records contain Bill Files, 1979-1998; Subject Files, 1977-1986; Chronological Correspondence, 1979-1991; Constituent Correspondence,
1989-1994; Correspondence of Jane Uitti, 1985-1991; and Legislative Black Caucus Files, 1981-1983.
Diane Watson, Democrat was elected to represent California's 30th Senatorial District (Los Angeles) in 1978. Redistricting
in 1982 relocated Senator Watson in the 28th district where she remained until redistricting in 1994 moved her to the 26th
district. A native Californian, Watson earned a B.A. degree in education from the University of California, Los Angeles in
1956. Watson went on to earn an M.S. degree in psychology from California State University, Los Angeles in 1967. Diane Watson
also received a Ph.D. in educational administration from Claremont Graduate School in 1987. Diane Watson could not run for re-election to the State Senate in 1998 due to term limits. In 2001, however, Diane Watson
was elected to the United States House of Representatives.
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