Bob Monagan was elected to seven terms in the California State Assembly,
from 1960 to 1973, representing the Twelfth District, primarily San Joaquin
County. He was elected Speaker, the chief presiding officer of the Assembly
from 1969 to 1971. n 1965, he was selected by his Republican colleagues as the
Minority Floor Leader, and was re-elected to that post three times. As a
legislator, Monagan was active in the fields of education, water, and housing.
From 1973 to 1974 he was Assistant Secretary for Congressional and
Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation. He was considered
one of California's most influential Republicans.
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