Title: Assemblymember Robert W. Crown Papers
Inventory: LP155; LP157
Creator: Crown, Robert W., Assemblymember
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Robert W. Crown, Democrat, was first elected in 1956 to represent the 14th Assembly District which includes the cities of
Alameda and San Leandro and portions of the City of Oakland. Major areas of legislative interest have included: economy in
state operations; expanded educational opportunity programs; scholarship programs; fostering economic growth; providing health
and welfare needs for the elderly and underpriviledged; consumer protection; financial assistance to help equip and train
local law enforcement officers; and legislation calling for the need to convert California's defense oriented industries toward
Principal committee assignments have included Criminal Justice, Elections and Reapportionment, and Ways and Means. Crown served
as Chairman of Ways and Means between 1961 and 1968, and was Vice-Chairman in 1969 and 1970. Crown died in 1973 after being
hit by an automobile while jogging.